2002 Ford Focus

WRC (Ex-Colin McRae)

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2002
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/'Works' Martini
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: Y129 XEV
Chassis Number: WFOBXXB2AB1229419
At the start of the 21st century the Ford Focus WRC became the company's latest weapon in the World Rally Championship. For years Ford's upper management and marketing was not very keen to invest in rallying. The company's previous contender, the Escort RS Cosworth and its subsequent Escort WRC, was pushed to the outer limits of evolution and development for almost five years, a very long time by WRC standards. Escorts had been Ford's rally contenders for more than 25 years and brought to light many famous drivers such as Stig Blomquist, Ari Vatanen or Juha Kankkunen.
The Escort's racing results, although not shameful, were not in par with other manufacturer's entries. Additionally drivers were coming and going to Malcolm Wilson's team. It was more than time to introduce a new car. Malcolm got the go ahead from Ford management in early 1998, not leaving him too much time to develop the Focus WRC.