To celebrate Ford's success in the 1960s and 1970s at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it will release five different one-off versions of the Ford Focus RS Le Mans Classic special edition.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an annual endurance race that began in 1923. Ford will display its cars from July 9 to 11 at the Le Mans Classic, a biennial race featuring classic cars on the same 13.65-kilometer circuit as the endurance race.
The special editions are the following: a Focus RS in black with silver stripes to honor the 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford Mk II; a car in red with white stripes honoring the 1967 Ford Mk IV winner; a sky blue and orange car emulating the GT40 winners of 1968 and 1969; and a white and blue vehicle similar to the 1972 Ford Capri RS 2600, which won the Touring category that year.
The fifth car will be painted in white, with a "thin blue centre stripe surrounded by a red border, reminiscent of the Ford Mk IIB that Ford France raced in 1967.
Each of these cars get four Recaro seats covered in stitched leather and quilted Alcantara, in contrasting colors that are intended to match the exteriors.
This is replicated at the gearshift, hand brake, and center arm rest. Front seats will also feature leather seat belts. The five vehicles will be sold after the 2010 Le Mans Classic.
The Ford Focus RS Le Mans Classic will be offered with the regular Ford options packages, and will come with the limited edition Le Mans Classic three-dial automatic chronograph watch.