Team Fordzilla P1 Racer Marks Gaming Debut in GRID™ Legends: A Pathbreaking Moment
The TFZ-P1 will feature in the new specially designed livery and appear in the Trackday Hypercars class. The game is available for free download from June 23, 2022.
What started as a mere virtually crafted design has now become a full-scale real-life model in the world of the gaming community! This design emerged after a collaboration between gamers and Ford’s designers. The gaming community helped to create the Team Fordzilla P1 racer (TFZ-P1) and are now able to use it for themselves in the GRID™ Legends game by Codemasters®.
The TFZ-P1 will feature in the new specially designed livery and appear in the Trackday Hypercars class. The game is available for free download from June 23, 2022. Perks for gamers will be 1m064 PS (1,050bhp) and an in-game top speed of over 354km/h. And that is not all! An in-game event will be held along with the debut of the car, where players can compete to achieve the fastest lap time between June 23 and July 29!
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The Designer Manager, Ford of Europe, Boris Ferko happily acknowledged that “We’ve now come full circle; what started as a promise has now been realized by giving the TFZ-P1 race car back into the hands of gamers.” He also added, “On top of that, we’re also creating the ultimate experience of driving the TFZ-P1 race car in GRID Legends while sitting in the actual car race itself.
What is GRID™ Legends
This game is an all-action racer from Codemasters® and Electronic Arts. Featuring new and established gameplay options, including a deeper Career with over 250 events, hop-in cross-platform multiplayer and a revolutionary story mode entitled ‘Driven to Glory’ – a gritty motorsport story that combines virtual production technology and gameplay as players compete for the GRID World Series. Players can pick-up GRID™ Legends on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.
What is TFZ–P1
The journey of the TFZ-P1 race car started in March 2020, when gamers were asked to vote on the package and features of the car on Twitter, including seating configuration, engine position and cockpit definition. Nearly a quarter of a million fan votes were submitted throughout the polling process.
Ford designers then submitted designs based on those features, with an exterior designed by Arturo Ariño and an interior that was the vision of Robert Engelmann chosen as the winners. Just three months after revealing the final design, a full-scale model of the vehicle was unveiled at gamescom 2020.
Since then, it has evolved to become a racing simulator and then a live-streaming platform, being treated to a few different exterior finishes along the way, including an experimental reflective orange paint.
Ferko also beamed with pride when he said, “You really have to experience the drive to see how cool this actually is. With Season 1 of the TFZ-P1 project we’ve only started to scratch the surface of what’s possible and we’ll continue to further blur the boundaries between digital and real worlds in the future.”
The new world holds immense opportunities. The huge brands and conglomerates are now collaborating in ways that haven’t been seen before!