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It's exciting times for the folks at Ford racing as a year of development for their latest model will be concluded upon its competitive debut during the Grand-Am weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The Ford Racing Focus ST-R is the first global model to join the race car family that also includes the Mustang FR500C, Mustang FR500S, Mustang Cobra Jet, Boss 302R and Boss 302.

"The competition debut of all our FR family of turnkey ready-to-race cars has not been the completion of the journey but the transition to a new phase of the development process," said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. "Our partnership with Multimatic Motorsports has led to past success with the FR500C and the Boss 302R and their contribution to the product that will take the track at Daytona later this week has been critical."

The Ford Racing Focus ST-R generates its power from a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that develops an estimated 250 hp (186 kW). The race car has also been stripped of interior and fitted with an FIA-regulation roll cage. Additionally it has been treated to uprated brakes and track-tuned suspension as well as redesigned intake and exhaust systems.

Gallery: Ford Racing Focus ST-R to make racing debut

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