Instead of limiting itself to racing in the various virtual worlds it has created over the years for the Need For Speed franchise of video games, Electronic Arts (EA) has decided to create its own real life racing team.
Don’t go thinking this is just some lame attempt at marketing, as EA is serious, entering its team into two competitions, one in the USA and one in Europe. For its US efforts, the company will enter the NFS team in the Formula D drifting championship, which will soon see its 2010 season start. Those in Europe will get a chance to check out the NFS team in the VLN (Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring) endurance racing series, which has basically the same rules as events like the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and also takes place on the famous track.
As you can see above, the cars are also pretty interesting, with a BMW Z4, presumably for the endurance racing series, and a Mazda RX8 and a Nissan Silvia for the drifting competitions. The drivers are also top notch, as EA wrangled Patrick Söderlund, Mad Mike Whiddett and Matt Powers to race these cars.
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