“Fordzilla P1 Racecar Team Introduces New Graphics From Grid Legends At Goodwood”. Photo: Ford Works GmbH
Team Fordzilla P1 Race Car debuts in Grid Legends Racing Game
Goodwood, UK (OTS)
Born in virtual space, leapfrogging into reality and now available for free to all fans in the digital world: The Fordzilla Team P1 race car is the world’s first virtual racing car, the result of a collaboration between the gaming community and originated from the designers of a car manufacturer. Three months after it was shown online, Ford has already shown a full-size prototype. At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 23-26, 2022, the latest development phase of the TFZ-P1 is now showing the public its final in-game design. Sim racers can now download for free and watch in Codemasters Grid Legends.
“Today we’ve come full circle: we deliver on our promise and bring the TFZ-P1 back into the hands of the players,” explains Boris Virceau, Ford Europe’s design director. “Here at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we also offer the opportunity to drive the TFZ-P1 in Grid Legends and sit in the true prototype. One should not miss experiencing this wonderful blend of the real and virtual world. With the first phase of the TFZ P1 project complete, we will be We’ve just scratched the surface of what’s possible, and we’ll continue to work on making the boundaries between digital and real experience more porous in the future.
TFZ-P1 is now available as a free download in Grid Legends. The cars avatar belongs to the category “Trackday Hypercars” and has an exclusive design #. #Online #players can look forward to an output of over 1,064 hp and a top speed of over 354 km/h. A special “Grid Legends” #Challenge will start in parallel with the In #Game #Premiere show for P1. Until July 29, 2022, players are given the opportunity to achieve the fastest time with this cool new racing car.
On the occasion of the in-game premiere of the TFZ-P1 digital game, #Ford is presenting a special presentation at the #Goodwood #Festival of Speed: the true-to-size prototype, already featured in the virtual model’s exclusive design. It offers on-site visitors the opportunity to experience a seat in the cockpit and serves as a complete sim racing platform from which to control the TFZ-P1 #live in “Grid Legends”. In other words: The Real Show acts as a #games emulator and a complete #livestreaming platform. In this way, the real and virtual worlds are closer to each other than ever before.
“Grid Legends” brings grip and versatility to motorsports
Codemasters – one of the world’s most successful virtual racing game providers – worked closely with Electronic Arts to develop “Grid Legends”. EA is a leading publisher of games for consoles, computers, and mobile devices. The #online platform offers many new and proven gameplay options, including an extensive “Career” mode with over 250 events and a cross-platform multiplayer mode. With “Driven to Glory” there is also a revolutionary #story #mode to choose from. As part of an exciting motorsport storyline that combines virtual production technology and gameplay, players will compete against each other in the Grid World Series. Grid Legends works on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
The rapid development history of TFZ-P1
The TFZ-P1 project started in March 2020: Ford invited the online gaming community to submit their ideas and insights on a new race car via Twitter. Among other things, they were able to vote on seat configuration, engine mount position, and #cockpit #design. Over 250,000 votes were received during the survey period.
In the next step, Ford designers made their suggestions based on the results of the vote. Arturo Aarigno’s idea of the #exterior #design prevailed, and Robert Engelmann’s vision of the interior. Only 3 months after the final draft was submitted, the P1 appeared before the audience at Gamescom in Cologne at the end of August 2020 as a true prototype in its original size.
Since then, Ford has continued to constantly develop the project. The prototype first turned into a racing simulator, and shortly thereafter even a full-fledged #livestreaming #platform. Ford offered the P1 in a total of 5 different exterior colors, including an experimental chrome orange, which reacts to the respective lighting conditions and environment with visual reflections.
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Ford Works GmbH
Ford Werke GmbH is a German car manufacturer and mobility service provider headquartered in Cologne. The company employs about 19,800 people at its locations in Cologne, Saarlouis and Aachen. Since its founding in 1925, Ford’s factories have produced more than 47 million vehicles.
Ford Works GmbH
#Ford Werke GmbH is a German car manufacturer and mobility service provider headquartered in Cologne. The company employs about 19,800 people at its locations in Cologne, Saarlouis and Aachen. Since its founding in 1925, Ford’s factories have produced more than 47 million vehicles.
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