Professional-level racing car programs usually invest years worth of development and testing before a car hits the track for competition. Builders want to extract as much performance as possible, and that comes from rigorous testing and constant revisions. Ford and M-Sport had less than year to put together the new Focus RS RX World Rallycross car, but somehow, the team pulled it off. Here's how.
Bringing together the engineers from Hoonigan Racing Division and M-Sport racing, Ford Performance was able to develop the Focus RS RX thanks to the help of advanced aerodynamic technology, new machining processes, and good old fashioned work experience.
With just twelve days before the first race of 2016, the RX had its first shakedown. This is where test drivers can see where the car needs to improve, and if anything can be changed to save time on the track. Luckily, everything worked out well for Ford's new Focus race car, and the team took three wins throughout the season.
Watch below to find out how Ford went from a street-ready hatch to a hardcore race-ready machine.
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