Ford: power plants for Gamescom in Cologne

Cologne, August 5, 2015

With two special exhibits, Ford presented the Gamescom in Cologne ( 5 to 9 August 2015). At the world's largest fair for computer games manufacturers shows a Ford Focus RS in the look of the racing game series " Forza Motorsport " and the all-new GT, which graces the cover of the sixth edition of the Forza series for the Microsoft Xbox One console.

Focus RS will be built from the end of 2015

The Focus RS had the evening before the fair a first major appearance: " The Stig ", a test driver of the car magazine TopGear known, drove the exceptionally styled super athlete in the spotlight. The custom paint job of the car has been proposed and agreed by the Forza community on the web. The compact Renner is the third generation of the Ford Focus RS model, which was to have commenced in 2002. The new flavor is likely to be all the way to The Stig: The RS is powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that sends 350 horsepower to a wheel-drive system. In addition, the Focus the first RS model with selectable drive settings, drift mode and launch control technology for optimum acceleration from a standstill will be. The powerhouse is expected to be built from the end of 2015 at the Saarlouis plant, the sales price, the manufacturer remains silent still out.

" Forza Motorsport 6 ": see Ford GT

The second automobile Ford highlight of the game show, the GT is, first presented in Germany. That the supercar of the rapid Stars of " Forza Motorsport 6 ", is a collaboration between Ford and Microsoft is due to. On the Gamescom the race simulation celebrates its European debut, they will go on sale in 2015. So many enthusiasts have the chance to experience the GT ?? even if only virtually.

GT: carbon fiber race car with 600 PS

The real GT will be available worldwide from the end of 2016, but in a small, strictly limited edition. However, alone its price is likely to shrink to a manageable value, the number of potential buyers. Ford has still given no concrete sum, we expect about 200,000 euros. The GT competes against cars like the Lamborghini LP 610-4 Huracán and brings it a 3.5 - liter twin turbo V6 with about 600 hp. This machine is intended to help the GT along with the lightweight carbon body to a perfect power to weight ratio . ( hd )