His debut as the new focus ST street car of world production, Ford, the inclusion of a European to the motor show in Frankfurt in 2011 of a counterpart special Motorsport-the close race, based on the production of the Ford Focus ST-R.
Despite its close similarity to the auto focus ST is the Ford Focus ST-R-Straße, specifically for the activation of Ford in the United States as a well prepared racing cars. Account with a powerful piston engine of 2.0 l EcoBoost, cage, better brakes and suspension FIA regulation roll track.
Soon, there are teams from North America to compete in a variety of series.
New Ford Focus ST-R was developed by engineers from Ford Racing with support of the Group of which including total power assets Ford vehicles-so they can be in different series, ST from Grand-am, world challenge TC and Canadian touring car series apply. Ford also hopes that the teams European major motorsport series and national events such as the 24 hours Nürburgring race.
His collaboration with the new focus ST street car is by chance.
“From the outset, the approach and the new focus ST, designed cars of the driver,” said Jost Capito, Director of global performance of the vehicles and Motorsport business development. “Highway is focus features on the best braking, handling and engines, design and the functionality of the various systems of the vehicle helped us in developing a global technical specification for equipment of the new profitable approach run want.” Ford Racing in North America has these efforts and developed the new focus ST-R, and is a perfect example racing cars for lovers, as a large production inspired a competitive car. “
Originally focus ST-R stands for the American and Canadian cars, Ford at the request of Ford dealers in North America by experienced professional drivers-hardcore, amateur runners and track day enthusiasts as well. The vision of Ford extended the availability to additional areas in the future.
Jamie Allison, Director, Ford Racing, said “We are pleased approach for Motorsport enthusiasts, initially in North America and possibly in the world, to ST-R from concept to reality”. “The previous main race car developed for race in North America have very successfully for what we expect that ST-R the first of these vehicles at the world series and the overall strategy of the platform and which will focus and Fiesta as a direct consequence of our technical assistance for the company models Motorsport applications.”
“This is an important car career on competitive duty that our customers successfully in different series from around the world with small modifications can compete.” “And it shows the constant lineup of Ford Racing with our performance vehicle development group”.
“Because of the focus-ST-R is a car, which as far as possible contain on production road racing, body parts for councils and production of parts”, said Allison. “People to buy one get a fully prepared race car, is to go only stickers of customers to race and communications equipment.” “Many racing teams have already great interest in this vehicle.”
For customers in North America, Ford focus is ST-R is the latest in a long line of important racing car from the company, including the Mustang FR500S Mustang, Mustang FR500C, head of the Cobra Jet 302R and head units offered. ST-R contains clear links to the road cars focus St.
Development on the Ford Focus ST-R is also as a result is a series of Ford Racing parts for racers and fans all over the world Act.
The role of the focus on the overall strategy of Ford Racing
The debut of the Ford Focus ST-R-Frankfurt is a presence of aggressive Motorsport for Ford as its strategy to support the development of motor sport by his gains traction in major global vehicle platforms. Ford applies engineering and development of vehicles, such as ST-R to the incentive know similar success in the competition firmly in the RallyCross and the X-Games the.
“If we develop our architectures of vehicle performance cars with global customers concerns, we approach to the platform with Motorsport,” said Capito. “The intent is to use our central Motorsport technical experience to competitive hardware in the hands of private teams and drivers from all over the world, and focus”.