While driving concept cars can give us an impression of the feel of a new model, it's generally more about the atmosphere it creates; what it's like to be in the cabin, its size and proportions.
Ultimately, however, it can't tell us that much about the way a car drives. Regardless of this, Mazda has released its Hakaze concept car into the virtual-reality world of Second Life.
Second Life is a kind of virtual-reality world with dodgy graphics. And now, Second Life users can take a virtual test drive in the Hakaze concept.
That's right - you'll be able to guide a car that doesn't really exist around a world that doesn't exist.
Probably of more interest will be the fact that, like its real-world concept cousin, the virtual-reality Hakaze comes with a kite-surfing board in the back. So you'll be able to ride a virtual kite-surfing board around a virtual world, and never get wet.
We're going into the real world to get some fresh air.