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Ford BTCC Focus Race Car

Ford will unveil this week at the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show the first touring race version of the all-new Focus, ahead of its scheduled track debut that will occur at the end of this month in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

Ford BTCC Focus Race Car

The car was developed by Arena Motorsport with technical support from the Blue Oval, and it will be the first car to come out from a global initiative of the automaker to support private teams around the world in developing one common race car to meet the S2000 specifications.

Ford BTCC Focus Race Car

In order to fulfill the local regulations, the UK-based Arena Motorsport Team Aon chose a Ford turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, instead of using the 1.6-liter Ford EcoBoost power unit that other teams will use in championships, in line with the international regulations imposed by FIA.

Ford BTCC Focus Race Car

The automaker announced that the new BTCC Focus Race Car will take part in all of the 10 races in the 2011 British Touring Car Championship.

Source: Ford

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