Final 12 months, Ford of Europe turned to the sim racing group to assist design a brand new racecar for the digital world. Now, the ensuing idea, the Group Fordzilla P1, has been remodeled into a particularly elaborate sim-racing rig.
The automotive is able to tackle the world’s digital racetracks because of an HP Z4 Workstation with an Nvidia RTX A6000 48 GB graphics card, all of which is attached to the automotive’s steering wheel and pedals. Drivers can enter an actual cockpit to be able to race on-line utilizing an HP Reverb G2 VR Headset. Ford has additionally hooked the system as much as the automotive’s lighting system.
If you enter the automobile, lights within the cabin pulse gently, awaiting your command. If you begin racing, the lights turn into synchronized with the motion, and even the outside brake lights activate if you hit the brake pedal. Together with the lights, there’s a bespoke sound system within the cabin to offer sim racers probably the most immersive expertise potential.
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Constructed as an idea automotive, the design course of took seven full weeks as Group Fordzilla despatched out Twitter polls, asking its followers to determine on vital sides of the design like whether or not or not the powertrain needs to be hidden. The complete automotive was introduced to the world in 2020. Now, Ford has given it a brand new, sim-racing-inspired livery, which is roofed in up-to-date references like “BRB” and “The Cake is a Lie.”
The expertise was such a very good one for Ford, that the corporate plans on doing it once more. Together with the announcement in regards to the automotive’s new function, it introduced that it might ask avid gamers to assist design the newest Supervan.
A part of a convention stretching again 50 years, the Ford Supervan is a race-inspired model of certainly one of its vans. Ford will kick off the polling at Gamescom 2021 (August 25-27) the place it’s going to ask avid gamers if they need a track-focused or an off-road rally Supervan.