This hypercar is actually the Fordzilla P1 Racing Sim
Web3 is all the rage right now. Building metaverses, creating avatars, and launching new currencies keeps both ambitious futurists and huckster zoomers busy. Continuing to blur the line between real and virtual, the full-scale Fordzilla P1 prototype was unveiled earlier this year at Gamescom 2021. Except the Fordzilla hypercar isn’t meant for the real road. Instead, it’s a machine dedicated to the virtual world, and represents what some would call the ultimate racing simulator.
Fordzilla P1 Hypercar Racing Sim: Details
The Batmobile-like Fordzilla P1 hypercar racing sim includes various electronic accessories to let streamers get a closer look at the excitement of sim racing. These accessories include three 4k cameras aimed at the driver’s face, pedals and steering wheel inside his cockpit, as well as a massive 32.81 x 13.12 foot screen on the outside. The racing simulator is powered by an HP Z4 powertrain and players use the in-game steering wheel and pedals to control everything. The Fordzilla team also uses HP Reverb G2 glasses to immerse themselves in the driving experience and get a little closer to the world’s most famous circuits. The Fordzilla also features improved lighting that syncs with the brakes to further include onlookers watching nearby. A sound or auditory simulation is also offered with the racing rig; a personalized and realistic sound design system was implemented.
“This latest development with HP means we can spread the excitement to more people and help them see the future possibilities of simracing,” says Emmanuel Lubrani of the Fordzilla team. Team Fordzilla is the esports team of Ford which was established in 2019. The team consists of 5 countries including Spain, Italy, Germany, France and the United Kingdom with a total of 40 hand-picked riders driving for the team in total. You can find a quick video of the sim driver in action on Team Fordzilla’s Pablo Lopez Twitter where he posted himself taking the Fordzilla P1 for a spin at a recent Gamergy event in Spain earlier this month.
To find Fordzilla streams, you can visit their channel at Tic using the TeamFordzilla grip.