Race the Ford Fiesta in your front room

If you have ever tried out motor racing for yourself, you will know the buzz that you get from driving at extreme speeds, choosing the best possible time to overtake a competitor, and crossing the finish line. If you haven't tried it before, then you will be pleased to know that you will soon be able to sample all of this not only in the comfort of your front room, but in a fantastic Ford Fiesta too!

We are, of course, talking about a new computer game, ‘Dirt Showdown', which has just been given a release date in the UK of May 2012. Featuring a huge variety of cars and vans, including the Ford Fiesta, you can expect to be racing around the virtual tracks in many current Ford cars for sale, as only a handful of the vehicle models have been released to the general public so far.

This isn't the first time that Ford cars have been transported from Ford car dealerships to video game screens; in the past, four Ford vehicles have been featured as special downloads in ‘The Sims', including the Ford Fiesta and Fiesta Urban model. Ford themselves released a computer game series entitled ‘Ford Racing' which gave players the chance to race many of the company's performance cars.


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