Ford and Next Level Racing team up to take video game driving to the next level

Lima.- Ford and its Esports team, Fordzilla, join Next Level Racing to bring a completely real driving experience with the new GTElite Ford GT Edition cockpit and ES1 Seat Ford GT Edition.

Available separately, the stunning blue cab surround features the laser-etched Ford name and provides a highly adaptable position for an authentic driving experience. The seat also includes blue Team Fordzilla-branded seat belts and a slip-resistant mat with Ford GT and Fordzilla branding. The headrest is specifically designed for sim racing and the seat has the necessary features to withstand a weight of up to 250 kilograms.

The GTElite Ford GT Edition cockpit is compatible with all major brands of electronic steering wheels, pedals and gear levers on the market. While the ES1 Seat Ford GT Edition can be used in any cabin that supports side seats.

Since its inception in 2019, the Fordzilla team has aimed to explore and blend the boundaries of the real and virtual worlds. This latest collaboration continues that legacy by offering a more immersive physical environment for players to take on the racetracks of the virtual world.

“It is fantastic to be associated with a leader in racing simulation technologies like Next Level Racing and to demonstrate how far Team Fordzilla has come in a relatively short period of time. Hopefully, players using these new products will feel more immersed in their game, but more importantly, they will increase their level of fun.” commented Emmanuel Lubrani of Team Fordzilla

The GTElite cabin Ford GT Edition and ES1 Seat Ford GT Edition were exhibited at Gamescom 2022, the most important video game fair in Europe, which this year took place in Germany. These products will be available for purchase through Next Level Racing® in the second half of October 2022.

Team Fordzilla

Gamescom 2022 marks the third anniversary of Ford’s first Esports team. In those three years, Fordzilla team members not only competed at the highest level on the virtual racing stage, but also participated in Ford activities, including its Driving Skills for Life program to promote safer driving habits among young people. . They were also part of the Ford Gaming Transit project; a van specially adapted for children with disabilities.

“It has been a pleasure working with the Fordzilla team for the past two years to support drivers around the world! It is exciting to see our partnership with the Fordzilla team grow over the years and support their drivers with a cockpit that can be used at the highest level of competition,” added Kam Khadem, brand manager, Next Level Racing.

Team Fordzilla’s exploration of real-world and digital synergies also inspired the Team Fordzilla P1 project, the no-holds-barred virtual race car that was designed in collaboration between Ford designers and the gaming community.

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