Ecurie Ford France has released a collection of just five Focus RS cars in unique liveries, each paying tribute to Ford cars that made history at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The car in black with silver stripes is in reference to the Ford Mk II, which was victorious in 1966, the year that Ford overcame Ferrari and the 200km/h average speed barrier was broken for the first time at Le Mans. The one in red with white stripes “is the” Mk IV of 1967 that swiped away Ferrari’s revenge plot.
The white car with a thin navy blue centre stripe surrounded by a red border echoes the Ford Mk IIB, driven by Jo Schlesser in 1967. He was killed during the 1968 French Grand Prix. The two-tone white and blue Focus represents the Capri RS 2600 from 1972. The most famous of the five has got to be the blue and orange Gulf livery, made famous by the GT40.
Each RS will have a customised interior with leather Recaros and diamond-quilted alcantara. Making every car unique, each of the five will carry a personalised numbered plaque on the dashboard confirming its exclusivity. Customers will also be given a special edition automatic chronograph Le Mans Classic watch, of which only 600 are to be produced.
The cars will be driven for a few laps by Ford guests and VIPs around the full track during the 2010 Le Mans Classic in July, and will be put on sale after the event. More pics after the jump.
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