Ford released a new concept car, the Focus ST-R that features a 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine. The model will be available for purchase by those wishing to compete with a Focus in professional and amateur road racing classes. For the power it produces, it need some good brakes and this is why, the carmaker offered 320 mm front brakes with 2-piece rotors and race pads, production rear brakes with race pads and Ford ABS with unique Ford Racing calibration. On the outside it features a body kit specially made for the 2012 Focus ST, brake cooling ducts and hood pins. On the inside it has lightweight wiring harnesses, Recaro Pro Racer HANS racing seats, Ford racing short throw shifter Ford racing fire suspension system, driver safety nets, a steering wheel with a quick release and specially made carbon fiber center panel with switches.
The Focus ST-R race car concept is a dramatic example of Ford's global approach to product development. This concept vehicle, powered by the sophisticated 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine, is the first to benefit from a collaborative effort of Ford and Ford racers from around the world who have experience building and racing Focus - successfully! The result of this teamwork is a global racing platform - highlighted by a common body and a safety cage built to FIA regs - a competitive platform that can be tailored for regional competition, based on local rules.The Focus ST-R race car concept is built with U.S. racing specs in mind.
Throughout 2011, Ford Racing will design and engineer a complete - and competitive - Focus ST-R race car that will be available for purchase by those wishing to compete with a Focus in professional and amateur road racing classes. When introduced, the Focus ST-R customer car will be the latest in the family of turn-key race cars from Ford Racing (Mustang FR500C, Mustang FR500S, Mustang Cobra Jet, Boss 302R, Boss 302S). These cars are available from any Ford dealer.
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