Microsoft, the maker of Xbox, joins McLaren at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed as they bring out the P1 hyper car for its dynamic debut. They too are celebrating the launch of the P1, but in their video game, Forza Motorsport 5. And they have launched an online competition to promote the game, with one big prize.
The winner of this competition will get to ride in the passenger seat of the P1, a 920 horsepower hyper car that costs $1.3+ million, as it goes up the famous Goodwood hill. That is the stuff of dreams; an unforgettable experience.
The competition is offered through a collaboration with Turn 10 Studios, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios, and follows the recent announcement of the Xbox One console. In order to take part in it you have to visit ForzaMcLarenRide.com and register your interest. And remember there is only one winner.
McLaren P1 is powered by a hybrid system consisting of a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and highly effective electric motors. It has 916 PS, which enables it to go from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and reach a top speed of 217 mph. Production is limited to 375 units.
Greg Levine, Sales and Marketing Director, McLaren Automotive explains: ‘This is an exciting time for both McLaren and Microsoft, with both brands launching true game-changers on to the market in the shape of the McLaren P1™ and Forza Motorsport® 5 on the Xbox One. We share key values, employ cutting-edge technologies and both strive to innovate through groundbreaking methods. The McLaren P1™ is the culmination of 50 years of race-winning technology and expertise, and is the perfect fit as the ‘hero’ for the latest edition of the highest-rated racing franchise of the past 10 years.’