Atari recently announced the addition of the Ford Mustang to their already staggering lineup of cars for their new video game, Test Drive Unlimited. The Mustang has had tours in other video games, and Ford even has their own video game – but this is one looks like something worth a closer look.
The developers have very craftily recreated the size of the Hawaiian island Oahu and its diverse environments. More than one hundred miles of roads are at your traveling disposal, and that doesn’t include all the off-road terrain that can be traversed. This interactive gaming environment is massive and the graphics are stunning.
The game starts you traveling to Oahu where you must first rent a car, find a place to stay, and make some money. The options are endless – shops, dealerships, car customization, challenges, trading stuff, clubs, tournaments, divisional rankings, etc. You can even take pictures of the cars you buy, sell, and customize – and share them online.
Now, where were we? Ah, yes the Mustangs… give us the Mustangs! We’re going to go ahead and throw in the Ford GT here, even though it’s not a Mustang we think it’s close enough. Also included is the convertable, GT, and the infamous GT-R concept car.
The Ford GT was designed in anticipation of Ford’s centennial year. Designers drew their inspiration from Ford’s classic GT40 race cars of the 1960s, and the two are so similar in style that the GT is sometimes confused for its 1960s counterpart. This is a very high-performance supercar with a supercharged 5.4 liter V-8 engine producing 550 hp and boasting a top speed of more than 200 mph. Relive shades of the 1960s Ford race cars or start your own legacy with the Ford GT and Test Drive Unlimited.
An American classic, the Ford Mustang is one of the most popular sports cars of all time. This version is a sporty convertible, with a V-6 210 hp engine. This is the redesigned 2005 model of the Mustang, and has the power to ride with most cars out on the highways.
This is the slightly more powerful version of the 2005 Mustang, with a 300 hp engine. It drives faster and has a better suspension system for easier handling, perfect for those Mustang fans who want a little more boost when flying through Oahu.
Mustang GT-R Concept
The Mustang GT-R is a concept car designed as a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Mustang. The car features Ford Racing’s 440 hp “Cammer” crate engine that can be tuned to produce more than 500 hp. The Mustang GT-R is a racecar by design that can handle the world’s toughest road and street courses. If you’re a fan of Mustangs and Ford Racing, you owe it to yourself to tweak this monster, take it out on the streets of Oahu and show the competition who’s the boss.
Read more about Test Drive Unlimited at their official website.