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Microsoft's Xbox hardware team has created a custom Xbox One Elite controller concept themed around the new Ford GT, the car that is featured on the box for Forza Motorsport 6. As you can see, the controller sports a "liquid blue" design, just like the car, but the influences in design go much further. In fact, the controller's triggers have been designed to look like gas and break pedals.

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"On the subtle side this concept features carbon fiber in parts of the case to add strength and lightness," Ford said. "Also the Ford GT steering wheel provided direction on the shape and ergonomic positioning of the invaluable left thumbstick as well as paddles for shifting that mimic the design of the Ford GT's."

"The battery (Sorry, no EcoBoost here) housing has a clear design to represent the rear glass above the engine of the Ford GT," it added. "Last, but definitely not least the trigger buttons which act as your gas and brake pedals have been modified with the look of the GTs pedals. This is a design exercise that went to extraordinary lengths to be as true to the all-new Ford GT as possible and it does not disappoint."

You probably won't be able to buy this controller, however, as it's described as a "one-off design exercise" on the part of the Xbox hardware team. Click through the images in the gallery above for a closer look at the controller and the car it's based on. For more, check out this post on Ford's website.

The $150 Xbox One Elite was released in October. It will be bundled in the new Xbox One Elite console bundle starting later this month; the console included in the package boots up 20 percent faster than the existing model.

Forza 6 launched in September and received its own special Xbox One bundle themed around the Ford GT. For more, check out GameSpot's Forza 6 review.

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    sol_pro

    those thumb sticks looks hectic

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    registeredpunk

    damn it MS fix the the shoulder L and R buttons they are hard to press because they have a weird momentum angle. Best example is playing fighting games where you need to execute fast combination.

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    Chippiez

    @registeredpunk: If you're having trouble with those buttons, you're doing it wrong. Lay your finger across the buttons so the mid-phalangeal joint rests on it. Then you can activate the bumpers with the same finger using the triggers without having to take your fingers off. It's a god-send once you get used to that, and the difference between crap and good player-- at least in shooters. I don't do fighters, but I imagine the improved response would be similarly helpful there.

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    registeredpunk

    @chippiez: I don't know why they even had to design it to play the "certain" way and make the hands uncomfortable. I use mouse and keyboard for fps. It's mainly fighting game problem. Well it's my bad to begin with I guess, fighting games should be played with an arcade stick, but I hate the noise.

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    meedokicky

    So sexy :o

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    PS2fweak

    This is one of the problems with big companies...

    it's described as a "one-off design exercise" on the part of the Xbox hardware team.

    It's a fucking controller.

    They need business meetings to discuss stuff like this. They think it "might" be cool, but they're scared to release until the internet approves.

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    Brockelley

    @PS2fweak: a company asks for our input and your first instinct is to yell at them for it?

    Please, trip into a bag of hammers and fall off a bridge.

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    PS2fweak

    @brockelley: "our input"?

    I don't like when companies ask or my input. I'm not a fan of focus groups, and games like Destiny don't appeal to me. If they ask for my input, that means they're also asking a guy who closes a reply with "Please, trip into a bag of hammers and fall off a bridge."

    Do you have any idea how unreasonable that guy is? That guy thinks you're yelling when he disagrees with you. I don't think like that guy, so I don't want "our input" to be used for anything.

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    Brockelley

    @PS2fweak: that's not a bad point.

    But we aren't talking about you and I, we're talking about a company. And game companies communicating with their player-base about ideas, for any reason, is a step in the right direction.

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    LTJohnnyRico

    @PS2fweak: Not really ... a lot of big companies have concepts (I used to work in the Motor Trade and I know we did) .. Was a chance for the newer member of our design team to get creative !!

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    PS2fweak

    @ltjohnnyrico: Yes, I'm a artist/designer too, which is one of the reasons I don't like stuff like this. That controller is cool IMO, but I can't buy it. I get the same boring products big companies like this always release. Cookie-cutter, for everybody, boring products. The auto industry is the worst with this IMO. I hate watching interesting concepts get less and less interesting, because the goal is to please as many people as possible.

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    LTJohnnyRico

    @PS2fweak: You are correct, but it is in the best interest of a business to try and please as many people as possible, especially when those people are consumers (Not applicable in this case). Nothing Wrong with concepts though great chance for young designers to show of their talent.

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    PS2fweak

    @ltjohnnyrico: Yeah, I do love concepts, but I guess I just don't like the business side. I can't blame them for trying to please as many people as possible from that perspective, but as a person interested in cool designs, I just hate seeing stuff either never released or released in a form that's more acceptable to most people.

    I get it, but I just don't like it.

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    TheZeroPercent

    --in 7th gen the 360 controller had PERFECT triggers for accelerators and brakes
    --they had TONS of adaptable range
    --utilized in MANY games(from racing games to gta4)

    --in 8th gen
    --both ps4 and xb1 triggers are TOTAL POS
    --a step backwards for gaming

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    Brockelley

    @TheZeroPercent: V2 of the x1 controllers are amazing. everything is improved.

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    R4gn4r0k

    @TheZeroPercent: PS4 controller has insanely better triggers than Dualshock 3 had.

    And Xbox one controller is an improvement over 360 controller too, I would say.

    If you find the 360 controller to be perfect this gen too, play on PC and you can use: 360 controller, Xbox One controller, Dualshock 4, SNES controller, anything you want.

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    sampson3121

    forza 6 flopped. who cares about the controller

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    overkillerjr

    @sampson3121: Forza 6 didnt flop what are you even talking about and by the way still better than any racing game on any console

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    sampson3121

    @overkillerjr: sure it did. i couldn't even break the top 10 in sales = failed. it won't even sell 1 million. they should just cancel the series and start a new one. something faster, and more fun.

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    dani_i89

    @sampson3121: GT is the most recent flop, and Driveclub is a joke (to put it generously). Forza is the king of racers. Someone's jelous and/or delusional. It can only really be you...

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    sampson3121

    @dani_i89: Driveclub outsold all other racers this gen. live with it. forza 6 was something like 16th in sales in september. lmfao. you state your opinion where as i give facts. numbers don't lie. 16th, what a fail.

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    dani_i89

    @sampson3121: Doesn't matter how much a game sells...it can still SUCK. Driveclub is a barebones tech demo where the cars sound and feel like shit to drive.

    Here's one negative Forza 6 review which has received a multitude of HATE from the gaming community. And rightfully so. The guy complains it's too hard, yet loves Driveclub. Sounds like the type of casual noob you are.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvCjvnsusM

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    sampson3121

    @dani_i89: "Doesn't matter how much a game sells...it can still SUCK." hey look! another opinion. everyone's got one. means nothing. I like blue you may prefer red. let's see what the rest of the gaming community thinks, yup more blue sold than red. guess one is more popular eh? you know that Driveclub Bikes has a higher Metacritic score than Forza 6 right? lol it will sell more as well. love the xtwats, they only have opinions, nothing factual. sales numbers to you guys are like holy water to a vampire.

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    dani_i89

    @sampson3121: What means nothing is sales. Sometimes good games sell, sometimes they don't. Sometimes bad games sell, sometimes they don't. Driveclub is a bad game that sold. 20 samey cars at 30fps with trash bumper car handling, poor car sounds and complete lack of customisation/tuning ALONG WITH terrible AI and lack of variety is not next gen. It's not even last gen. You paid for a tech demo with pretty cars and raindrops. It's sad that for an arcade game, it's entirely outdone by Need For Speed Underground...a game that's 2 generations old. There's a bunch of facts for you. Forza 6 (hell, even Forza 4) outdoes Driveclub in every respect, other than graphics. That's a fact.

    **** me, if people are satisfied with games like Driveclub and The Order, then gaming is really turning to shit. People like you are screwing gaming and you should be entirely ashamed of yourself.

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    sampson3121

    @dani_i89: said the guy who owns one of the worst consoles in the history of gaming = Xbone. 20 cars? the lies continue. you sound pathetic and sad. sales = satisfaction and word of mouth, even against the endless trolling by twats like you who are stuck with an inferior gaming console. 720p battlefront lmfao! driveclub has been re-reviewed by many gaming sites and has been praised. learn to be a humble loser like Phil. at least he knows his place. Driveclub bikes scored higher than Forza 6, which wasn't even in the top 10 in sales. people know shit when they see it. why would someone buy a game that is a copy and paste of the one before it. driveclub is beast,fast, intense and full of fun. that's why it will keep selling and the devs will continue to support it. almost all races are full during the peak hours of the day. in the end I can at least tell you from playing Forza 6 that it 's a boring slow, last gen looking retread of forza 5. live with this fact and go back to the underpowered pile of trash you call a console. everyone knows it trash, yet you love it. that's not the kind of person people should be trusting to give proper advise on what is good or bad.

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    dani_i89

    @sampson3121: Lol the blind fanboy Sony deepthroating continues...

    Saying a game is better because it's faster is like saying a movie is better because it has more explosions. You buy into the MichaelBayStation like it's Shakespear, but it's just a shallow POS that's riding on the success of Xbox. Funny you mention Forza looks bad.....Driveclub marketed it using Forza 5 pictures lol. HOW DO YOU SUPPORT THAT?

    They also tried to sell it as a "Forza Killer" - word for word - even though it's less than half the game of Forza 5, let alone Forza 6. You're words prove you're just a cretin who takes pride in being with the popular crowd, and being pleased by a shaking screen and bumper car physics. The sound is also atrocious in the game.Driving games shouldn't be just about speed....yet Driveclub is. It's a straight line racer with some corners that are always drifted. I can see this game appealing to 12 year olds. Some of the most fun I've had is with cars from the 60's, being restricted to modern supercars only would bore the shit out of me and any car enthusiast.

    So yeah, **** the sales. Plenty of people are online and the career has a ton of variety to offer. Keep straddling those reviews and opinions, you seem to care more about those than the actual game itself. Driveclub is known to be a universal failure (not just for the tech issues). Learn to expand and understand what a true racer is. Driveclub would be decent if it were a PS2 game

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    sampson3121

    ###@@dani_i89: sold more = killed forza. better sense of speed = forza killer. way better graphics = forza killer. when a company sets out to make a game that people will enjoy and purchase, driveclub sold over 2 million copies and counting, that's called a success. you wouldn't know success because you own the failbox1. forza is so good that people don't buy it, why is that?

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    dani_i89

    @sampson3121: oh And I forgot to mention in addition to Driveclub fails - 30 FPS WITH ALL THE LACK OF CONTENT.

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    sampson3121

    @dani_i89: back to your 720p box. we could do this forever.

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    dani_i89

    @sampson3121: that sense of speed comes from a shaky screen (the screen shakes violently when driving moderately fast in Driveclub) and failproof cornering. The game leaves little room for driver error, its pathetic. In Forza, you actually have to slow down and approach each corner in a certain way (you know, like in real life). Unlike Driveclub, braking at the last second and getting into a fully siq drift for every corner is impossible and reckless. Funny enough, there's more high powered supercars in Forza than in Driveclub. V8 supercars, exotics and F1 cars, track day GT cars, indie cars etc from different decades come in abundance in Forza. So yeah, Forza is faster, but they don't cheapen the experience to make it look faster and giving the cars BS weightless handling. Speed is just one part of the amazing physics.

    Liking a game just because of speed if like liking a shooter because of explosions...you must love CoD (of course you do, Sony are marketing the multiplatform as their own lol).

    Read this as many times as you can to drill it in: less cars, no variety in cars, no variety in modes, bad ai, shocking physics, terrible sounding cars. There's Driveclub for you. You can't win, its objective - people bought into that piece of disc shaped tech demo feces because its all Sony has.

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    sampson3121

    @dani_i89: the only fact is it's 30 fps. your opinion is just that, an opinion. sales = fact Mr 720p.

    sony has PC, the Crew, and F1. yet Driveclub out sold all including the overly hyped flopza. live with the fact that you can only make false statements like " no variety in cars" they have all the best cars in the world, they decided to not make the shit ones as filler like flopza does. fh2 couldn't even sell 1 million copies. boring and slow, forza 6 is a copy and paste of forza 5. forza 6 will sell 1 million if it's lucky t, then I think the series will be discontinued I'm afraid. keep talking lies = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpxKor9IZoQ

    the beauty of Driveclub, drifts just like the real thing = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGHxBD1j7gM

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    TheEternalGamer

    Here's something cool that you can't have!

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    LeftHandBandito

    Looks great.

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    TheSpicyChiken

    LMFAO brembo triggers XD

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    RelGn

    waiting for white edition

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    muzza93

    @relgn: You'll be waiting a while. Read the article, they aren't for sale

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    DrunkenPunk800

    @relgn: Buy some spray paint.

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    gokartmozart89

    @DrunkenPunk800: Buy some taste.

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    DrunkenPunk800

    @gokartmozart89: No way. I don't taste spray paint. If that's your thing, fine, but I want no part in it.

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    gokartmozart89

    @DrunkenPunk800: You're reaching like a desperate kickstarter.

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    Duttyhandz

    @deadpen: You should learn to read or to retain from commenting when you don't. You would, if you'd read the article, know that this is a concept controller aimed at only Forza 6 and won't be mass produced for sale. As Forza is a racing game, an X axis locked thumbstick would be great..

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    stova

    @deadpen: Glad you aren't a real judge...It is an insert.

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    OBSIDIAN_BORN

    That is pretty cool! To be honest I could see the components such as the D-pad, paddles, and the horizontal thumbstick coming out for the ELITE controller.

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    Choad-Warrior

    I'm concerned about the battery cover. It looks see through, and that the batteries would cover that bit that looks like an engine, meaning you would see the batteries instead. I hope I am wrong.

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    Ant_17

    Stylish, but HKS PS3 controllers exist, so just make a steering wheel.

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    Slannmage

    I want motion controls like their Wireless Speed wheel for 360, it works amazingly but they don't have one for the Xbox One. I use it for iRacing all the time and I post times as fast as people who are in split 2, though I cannot get to Split 1, but I still have fun and I couldn't reach it using a Thustmaster T500 either so that is down to my skill rather than the tools.

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    p0tent

    Love it.

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