“The special Forza Focus RS was driven to a special event before the show’s opening by Stig from BBC’s Top Gear.”
A unique all-new Ford Focus RS featuring an exterior designed by players of Forza Motorsport for Xbox has been unveiled at the international 2015 Gamescom event in Cologne.
The all-new Focus RS is the third generation of Focus RS cars, following models launched in 2002 and 2009. Developed by a global Ford Performance team, the RS features a specially-engineered 350 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine; pioneers the innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive system; and is the first RS to offer selectable Drive Modes – including industry-first Drift Mode – and Launch Control.
Ford also has joined with Microsoft to feature the all-new Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar in Forza Motorsport 6, the latest title in the acclaimed racing simulation franchise for Xbox.
Forza Motorsport 6 made its debut at Gamescom a few days ago and is set to go on sale later this year.
The all-new Ford GT uses an aerodynamic carbon fibre body and fuel-efficient twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine to deliver one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car. The state-of-the-art Ford GT chassis features an active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension, with adjustable ride height, and carbon-ceramic brake discs. The new GT will one of the most exclusive Ford vehicles ever with limited volume sold around the world.
“In Forza Motorsport 6, racing and gaming enthusiasts all over the world will be the first to experience Ford’s new ultra-high-performance supercar, the Ford GT,” said Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10 Studios in Redmond, Washington, U.S.
“In Cologne we’re excited to showcase the real all-new Focus RS clad in a special paint scheme created by the Forza community.”
The one-off Focus RS livery was the winning design from a competition for players of the Forza Horizon 2 open-world racing game, organized by global gaming website IGN.