The Team Fordzilla P1 is a race car designed by gamers and built by Ford
In one of the most interesting collaborations, Ford's esports team has teamed up with Ford's best designers.
I practically grew up on racing video games. From Test Drive 5 to the latest installment of the Forza franchise, I can drive cars a lot better on screen than I can in real life. Cars are always being digitized and brought into these virtual worlds for us to collect, but its not every day that a car takes that journey in reverse, well that's exactly what happened here with the Team Fordzilla P1 race car.
The Team Fordzilla P1, yes that's its official name, is the product of a collaboration between Ford's Team Fordzilla esports team, Arturo Ariño and Robert Engelmann. It is a race car, designed for the hardcore race tracks of the Internet, and it is a brilliant example of what race cars of the future could look like. It shares some elements with the current Ford Gt like the buttresses, and hints of the GT can be seen in the front end, but the rear is pure race car, with the sheetmetal covering those massive 355/30 21-inch wheels in the back.
While it is just a concept, and an incredible one at that. I like that it showcases what is possible in the world of computer-assisted design, and how those designs can come to fruition in the real world. Of course, the Team Fordzilla P1 isn't going to grace any racetrack in the real world anytime soon, it is interesting to see what a race car twenty years from now could look like. It's interesting to study how the powertrains could change as well, as it is not actually known what powers this incredible machine. Though this teaser video suggests that its a wailing, turbocharged, EV powered track missile that probably runs on precious metals and small children's tears.
Would I have one? Of course, why not. I think it's one of the first truly mind-boggling concept cars of late, and its unique backstory makes it rather appealing.
What are your thoughts on the Team Fordzilla P1? Do you think it's got what it takes to make it in the real world? Or should it go back to playing Solitaire with Clippy? Comment Below!