Pikes Peak International hill-climb, is known for bringing some of the most outrageous time attack machines on the planet under one roof... errr... hill. Courtesy the extreme elevation, conveniently dangerous surface changes and blitzing fast corners, car in the running have to be prepared beyond imagination to even be able to set a respectable time. Over the years we've seen some manic machines make or mostly break their way up the hill.
This Focus however, is the answer to that very rare -- and largely insane -- question "what happens when you mix a family hatch with a supercar". Born through a collaboration of two obviously insane entities namely Targa Tasmania driver Tony Quinn and Australian race mongers Pace Innovations, this tube-frame ford may have everything that one requires to win the Pikes Peak this year. The end result is a car that's "loosely" based on the donor hatch retaining the windshield and A-pillars with the stock car.
Everything else, is custom built to keep the 3.8 litre V6 engine, behind the cockpit in place. The car also gets a custom built four wheel drive system, some serious looking race damping and almost ironically large air-splitter in the front and flared arches all the way around. The car is presently at High Performance Academy for some last minute tuning, watch the video as it blasts around the track and tries to break free of its harnesses in this video.