Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Fordzilla P1 is a Morphing, "Fan-Designed" Racecar


Ford and its Team Fordzilla esports team have unveiled the ultimate virtual racing car designed with collaboration between a carmaker and the gaming community.

The Team Fordzilla P1 concept was developed under the code name Project P1 and was created with fan votes on Twitter at different design stages. Gamers decided on elements including seating position, cockpit style, and drivetrain before Ford designers worked up their interpretations of the brief.

Close to 225,000 fans let their preferences be known throughout the polling process, with this the most voted for design.


With inspiration from the Ford GT, the Fordzilla P1 concept employs unique touches like morphing technology on the body to offer the stability of a longtail racer on the high-speed straights of Le Mans, or a shorter body for tighter circuits like Monaco. For fans wondering when they may get to drive the vehicle in-game, Ford hinted it is in advanced discussions with a major games developer to introduce it into a popular racing game in 2021 (we’re betting it’ll be Forza).

Ford also announced that it will build a life-size scale model of the Team Fordzilla P1 concept before the end of the year, something it has already started to create at its design studios in Cologne, Germany.

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