In a brand new TV spot for Microsoft and Turn 10’s upcoming racer, Forza Motorsport 6, Xbox celebrates a legacy of racing games of the past as the new 2017 Ford GT races and smashes through some iconic pixel games of yesteryear.

Starting with Gran Trak 10 (Atari, 1974) and ending with Ridge Racer (Bandai Namco, 1993), the gorgeously designed 2017 Ford GT makes little work of these old-school racers and shows us how far games have come in the past fourty or so years.

Microsoft also explained how they managed to achieve the visuals in the above ad with Larry Major Nelson Hyrb writing:

To place the photorealistic car inside the pixelated game worlds, Xbox photographed a real-life, multimillion dollar prototype of the Ford GT that was suspended within a motion-controlled hydraulic rig. Tracking markers were used in-camera so that shots of the real car fit perfectly into the simulated environment of the earlier generation games. The spot concludes with actual Xbox One footage featuring the in-game Ford GT within Forza Motorsport 6.

Forza Motorsport 6 is set to launch on September 15 and will feature over 450 “Forzavista” cars and 26 world-famous environments to race in. There’s also a 70+hour career mode.

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Brilliant.