2011 Frankfurt Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Ford's new off-the-shelf racer is based on the just-introduced Focus ST.
- The Focus ST-R is aimed at "professionals, amateurs and track-day enthusiasts," the automaker said.
- The track-tuned, production-based Focus ST-R racecar is built by Ford Racing in North America.
FRANKFURT, Germany — A new off-the-shelf racer, the Ford Focus ST-R, is based on the company's just-unveiled Focus ST and is aimed at "professionals, amateurs and track-day enthusiasts," the automaker said.
The track-tuned, production-based Focus ST-R racecar is built by Ford Racing in North America and will be available shortly to teams and individuals competing in a variety of motorsports series, including Grand-Am ST, World Challenge TC and Canadian Touring Car Series.
The automaker added: "Ford also hopes teams will race the car in key European motorsport series and major national events such as the 24 Hours of Nürburgring."
The Focus ST-R features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, FIA-spec roll cage, uprated brakes and racing suspension under its stock body panels.
Not just aimed at big-budget teams, the Focus ST-R, according to the company, "will be available to order from Ford dealers in North America by seasoned hard-core professional drivers, amateur racers and track-day enthusiasts as well."
A variety of individual Ford Racing parts developed for the Focus ST-R also will be offered to do-it-yourselfers.
Edmunds.com says: A pretty slick turnkey racecar.