LA Auto Show debut: Ford set to take the the new Focus racing around the world


The new Ford Focus is will be sold around the world, and unlike previous version of the car the Focus that you can buy in America will be the same Focus that Europeans can buy in Europe, and the same Focus the Chinese can buy in China.

Now Ford says that now only will they build the same car around the world but they will also race the same car around the world.

Powered by the same 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine as the production the Focus, trhe race Focus will first take to track at the 2011 British Touring Car Championships followed by races in China and at the 24-hour race at Nürburgring in Germany.


“This teamwork has resulted in a global racing platform using a common Focus body and a safety cage built to FIA regulations – a competitive platform that can be tailored for regional competition, based on different rules,” said Jost Capito, director of Global Performance Vehicles and Motorsport Business Development.

“By leveraging our collective experience and Ford technology worldwide, this approach parallels our global dedication to the Focus production car and specifically its exciting performance derivative, the new Focus ST, to deliver a competitive race car that can be campaigned around the world.”

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