The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is nearly here, in the real world, but soon it'll be adding to the fanfare of its launch with a special role in the virtual world of Forza Horizon 2.

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Mazda, Forza, and Xbox want players to design a livery for the in-game car--which is the 1994 Miata, rather than the new car. A panel of judges will then narrow the field down to the top two choices. Those lucky two contestants will be flown to South by Southwest, where they will go head-to-head for the top spot.

The winner? He or she gets a pretty sweet prize package. No, it's not a 2016 MX-5 (come on Mazda, that would've been awesome!), but rather a 55-inch curved TV, home audio system, Xbox One Kinect console, and a driving setup with a MadCatz Racing Wheel (okay, that's pretty sweet too).

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This Miata styling contest runs from now through January 4th, 2015. If you have the game and you're handy with the in-game design system, now's your chance to turn your virtual skill into one that pays off in the real world.


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