Team Fordzilla P1 virtual race car launches into the real world
The full-scale Team Fordzilla P1 race car has now been unleashed in the real world and it’s quite a sight to see.
It took our designers just seven weeks to turn the winning exterior design of Arturo Ariño and interior vision of Robert Engelmann, both Ford designers, into a real-life model... and the results are impressive results can be seen here.
From the monocoque structure partially covered by a large, hyper-transparent jet fighter-style canopy to the sleek GT-like front end and completely exposed rear, the full-scale model incorporates all the elements that nearly 250,000 votes by gamers on Twitter asked for.
"It was a really incredible process for the whole team here at Ford. Not just because it’s something that none of us had done before, but also because we discovered gamers make the perfect co-designers," said Amko Leenarts, our European Design Director here at Ford.
“It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Gaming, especially e-sports, is all about the thrill of movement, being fast, agile, competitive and most of all being enjoyable.”
The Team Fordzilla P1 race car will now prepare for 2021 where it will hopefully get to shows and events throughout Europe so gamers can see their creation in the metal.