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Meet the Team Fordzilla P1, a new Ford hypercar
Ford teams up with fans to create a shape-shifting car. Full-scale model debuts later
Ford has revealed a new shape-shifting car called the Team Fordzilla P1.
The Team Fordzilla P1 appears to be a two-seat hypercar, although no concrete details have been confirmed at this early stage; it’s set for a full-scale reveal before the end of 2020.
It was designed in collaboration with Ford fans, 225,000 of which voted online on such things as the seating position, cockpit style and drivetrain. The latter – at least judging by the teaser video released by Ford – appears to suggest some form of combustion engine. Considering Ford designer Arturo Ariño’s explicit referencing of the Ford GT, TopGear.com speculates it could well be that supercar’s 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6.
Again, we can only speculate as to the transmission and driven axle(s), and likely performance and emissions data of the P1, but we can confirm that the new hypercar is able to transform its body shape. We’re told Ford has deployed ‘morphing technology’, offering the choice of a long-tail racer for stability on high-speed straights at tracks like Le Mans, or a shorter body for tighter circuits like Monaco.
The car’s weight has not been disclosed, nor the source of this no doubt proprietary transforming technology. As such, TopGear.com suspects its projected price puts it in the upper echelon of 2020’s track-only hypercar elite.
It has also come to TopGear.com’s attention that Ford’s new shape-shifting car called the Team Fordzilla P1 is, in fact, not real at all, and instead designed for the virtual world, the company confirming it is in “advanced discussions with a major games developer to introduce it into a popular racing game in 2021”. So, yeah. Should be a (virtual) blast.