Less than three weeks before the start of the famous Le Mans Classic race, Ecurie Ford France, one of the partners of the event has dressed five Focus RS cars in specially-designed color schemes, each paying tribute to the Ford cars which made the brand one of the most reputable at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Besides the special liveries, the five Focus RS Le Mans Classic rides will be fitted with the race number of the cars to which they're paying tribute:

  • Black with silver stripes: a reference to the Ford Mk II, which was victorious in 1966.
  • Red with white stripes: recalling the Mk IV which won in 1967.
  • White with a thin blue centre stripe surrounded by a red border: echoing the decoration of the beautiful Ford Mk IIB, entered by Ford France in the 1967 Le Mans 24-hours.
  • Two-tone sky blue and orange: A modern take on the GT40s which dominated Le Mans in 1968 and 1969.
  • Two-tone white and blue: representing the livery of the Capri RS 2600 which took the Touring category in 1972.

On the inside, all five RS vehicles boast customized cabins, which sports Recaro seats with leather and diamond-quilted alcantara, as well as stitching that matches the bodywork. In addition to that, the interiors also render leather-upholstered gearshift gaiter, hand brake handle and central arm-rest.

Each of the five cars will carry a personalized numbered plaque on the dashboard confirming its exclusivity as part of the collection.

The five cars will be seen in action at the 2010 Le Mans Classic in July, and will be joined on the track by the recently released limited-edition Ford Focus RS500, whose exclusive matt black finish will be an equally eye-catching addition to the palette of colors which have fired the imaginations of countless fans of Ford and the greatest endurance race in the world.