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This is the Ford Focus race car concept that was revealed at the LA auto show. Built to compete in global road and touring car racing, this car is a collaborative effort between the Blue Oval and private race teams that have already built and raced Focus race cars. Ford’s support comes in the form of data, engineering tools, testing facilities and production parts.

Based the 2012 Focus body, it should make its first race appearance at the the 2011 British Touring Car Championship. Ford also plans to campaign it in the China Touring Car Championship and 24-hour endurance races like the classic Nürburgring in Germany. Ford claims that the development of the Focus touring car will “provide valuable input” into the production Focus ST, which will be launched in 2012.

The race car will have a 2.0L EcoBoost engine, AST performance coil-over adjustable dampers, Ford Racing sway bars with adjustable end links and front brakes with 320 mm two-piece rotors and race pads. The finished product will conform to FIA Super 2000 regulations.

In addition to a Super 2000 spec roll cage, interior goodies include a Recaro racing seat, AIM MXL Pista data system and AIM SmartyCam. Ford Racing fire suppression system and six-point safety harness round out the mods that make the car race-ready.