Imagine Canada though hockey, or peanut butter though jelly. Unthinkable right? Some things were usually meant to go together—videogames and cars are among them. Since a birth of gaming in a 1970s, a ever-popular racing genre has continued to develop and pull boundaries. Up to now, these abounding practical practice have been cramped to a screen; though what if they crossed over to a genuine world? Driving a Ford Focus ST, Ben Collins, “The Former Stig” from BBC’s strike uncover Top Gear®, did usually that by racing another driver…who was on a PS3®.

Spectators of a world’s initial “Virtual vs Real” race.

Spectators of a world’s initial “Virtual vs Real” race.

The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in a U.K. not usually saw a unveiling of a Ford Focus ST, though a world’s initial “Virtual Vs Real” race. Shortly after a reveal, “The Former Stig” raced opposite Krisztian Somodi, who tackled a same march concurrently on a Gran Turismo® 6 PlayStation® pushing simulator. The simulator replicated a vehicle, lane and pushing conditions as closely as probable to safeguard a satisfactory competition.

Jim Farley, Executive Vice President of Ford and Kazunori Yamauchi, Creator of a GranTurismo® array poise with a drivers of a 2015 Ford Focus ST.

Jim Farley, Executive Vice President of Ford and Kazunori Yamauchi, Creator of a GranTurismo® array poise with a drivers of a 2015 Ford Focus ST.

Tens of thousands of spectators energetically watched a Ford Focus STs bake rubber around hulk screens positioned around a festival. The hatchbacks were neck and neck, though a Focus ST managed to corner a practical reflection by a tenth of a second, posting a time of 1:05.13.

Dashboard perspective of a foe (real motorist on a left, practical racer on a right).

Dashboard perspective of a foe (real motorist on a left, practical racer on a right).

The pleasing thing about video games is that they concede us to expostulate extraordinary cars that we might differently never get to take for a spin in genuine life. We don’t know what lies around a subsequent hook for a racing genre, though we do know Ford will continue to excite both drivers and gamers alike. What Ford would we adore to see in a video diversion or wish we could expostulate in genuine life? Let us know in a comments below, on Facebook, or send us a tweet.

Side form of a Focus ST.

Side form of a Focus ST.