Five hot Focuses pay homage to Ford's Le Mans history

These five special edition Ford Focus RSs have been created to celebrate the company's history at the Le Mans 24 Hour race.

Each car has a special livery replicating that of a Ford race car from different eras.

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The Focus RS in black with white stripes and gold rims echoes the 1966 GT40 Mk II.

The red car with white stripes marks the the 1967 Mark IV.

The white car with a thin blue centre stripe and red border pays homage to the 1967 GT40 Mk IIB.

The two-tone sky blue and orange car is a replica of the dominant GT40s of 1968 and 1969.

The two tone white and blue car mimics the Capri RS 2600 which took the Touring category victory in 1972.

All five also get a special interior, including Recaro seats upholstered in leather and diamond-quilted alcantara with stitching. There is also more extensive use of leather in the interior.

The cars will run at the 2010 Le Mans Classic in July before being put on sale. No prices have been released.

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23 June 2010

And why isn't FORD selling these cars?, these paint schemes would sell they are very attractive, not too overstated, and i'm sure people would pay the premium to have their RS or ST painted like this rather than the gaffertaped RS500 paint job, wouldn't you?

Peter Cavellini.

23 June 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]And why isn't FORD selling these cars?, these paint schemes would sell they are very attractive, not too overstated, and i'm sure people would pay the premium to have their RS or ST painted like this rather than the gaffertaped RS500 paint job, wouldn't you? [/quote] yes i would!

23 June 2010

Love the Gulf colours....... Ford are missing a trick with these colour schemes. Do what Fiat do with the 500 and add all manner of finishes that can be applied at the factory or by the dealer.

23 June 2010

[quote Dr.Car]

[quote Peter Cavellini]And why isn't FORD selling these cars?, these paint schemes would sell they are very attractive, not too overstated, and i'm sure people would pay the premium to have their RS or ST painted like this rather than the gaffertaped RS500 paint job, wouldn't you? [/quote] yes i would!

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Not me. This just smacks of the old special edition syndrome and seems particularly odd given that most Focus buyers wouldn't even have been born when these colour schemes were around.

23 June 2010

Ford should definitely put these colour schemes on offer, they have a proud and successful racing heritage why not flaunt it, many so called premium brands would die for such a history, never mind other mainstream brands.

24 June 2010

history becomes irrelevent when the current form projects an image of undesirability.

the argument of all RS focus being sold out is not representative desirability, only that the numbers available were few, and were desirable to a minority.

24 June 2010

[quote beachland2]the argument of all RS focus being sold out is not representative desirability, only that the numbers available were few, and were desirable to a minority.[/quote]

Here we go again, a Focus RS is a more upmarket, unique and desirable product than equivalent German competition (e.g. 1 Series, A3, Golf). You are in the "minority" for not being able to accept this.

And yes, I think these paint schemes should be offered as an option as Ford's racing history is something for Ford to be proud of, just like this car!

24 June 2010

If they do decide to sell these i want a whole range of hot vw harlequins brought out!

24 June 2010

[quote 1cfc1]Here we go again, a Focus RS is a more upmarket, unique and desirable product than equivalent German competition (e.g. 1 Series, A3, Golf). You are in the "minority" for not being able to accept this.[/quote]

are you serious?

24 June 2010

[quote beachland2]are you serious?[/quote]

Yes, why wouldn't I be?

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