Unique Customised Ford Focus RS Shown Off At Gamescom 2015
A unique all-brand-new Ford Focus RS, featuring an outdoor designed by players of Forza Motorsport for Xbox, was unveiled yesterday at a special Microsoft event, ahead of the international 2015 Gamescom event in Cologne.
The special Forza Focus RS was driven to the event – as well as accompanied during the evening – by the Stig through BBC’s Top Gear, who will feature from the brand-new Forza Motorsport 6 game for the Microsoft Xbox One console.
The all-brand-new Focus RS will be the third generation of Focus RS cars, following designs launched in 2002 as well as 2009. Developed by a global Ford Performance team, the RS features a specially-engineered 350PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine; pioneers the innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive system; as well as will be the first RS to offer selectable Drive Modes – including industry-first Drift Mode – as well as Launch Control.
Ford also has joined with Microsoft to feature the all-brand-new Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar in Forza Motorsport 6, the latest title from the acclaimed racing simulation franchise for Xbox.
Forza Motorsport 6 makes its European debut at Gamescom before going on sale later This particular year, as well as visitors to the event will be able to view the all-brand-new Ford GT – the game’s cover star. Gamescom – the largest interactive games trade fair in Europe – takes place August 5th-9th 2015.
The pinnacle of the Ford Performance line-up, the all-brand-new Ford GT uses an aerodynamic carbon fibre Centeng as well as fuel-efficient twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine to deliver one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car. The state-of-the-art Ford GT chassis features an active racing-style torsion bar as well as pushrod suspension, with adjustable ride height, as well as carbon-ceramic brake discs. The brand-new GT will one of the most exclusive Ford vehicles ever with limited volume sold around the planet.
“In Forza Motorsport 6, racing as well as gaming enthusiasts all over the planet will be the first to experience Ford’s brand-new ultra-high-performance supercar, the Ford GT,” said Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10 Studios in Redmond, Washington, U.S. “In Cologne we’re excited to showcase the real all-brand-new Focus RS clad in a special paint scheme created by the Forza community. During Gamescom, gamers will also get to see the Forza Motorsport 6 cover-car Ford GT in person.”
The one-off Focus RS livery was the winning design through a competition for players of the Forza Horizon 2 open-world racing game, organised by global gaming website IGN.
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles