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Ford Focus RS Driven By Colin McRae Heads To Forza Horizon 5

Ford has placed a renewed focus on gaming in recent years, and with great success – in fact, the automaker has created quite the buzz in that particular industry thanks to its efforts. Aside from sponsoring and participating in esports competitions, a number of Blue Oval models have made appearances in some popular video games as of late, including Forza Horizon 5, which has already added the sixth-generation Ford Bronco, the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 EV demonstrator, and an off-road fortified version of the Ford F-150 Lightning. Now, the 2001 Ford Focus RS famously driven by Colin McRae will soon be added to the same game, too.

This addition is part of the forthcoming Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure, which is the second expansion released for the game since its launch. Debuting on March 29th, the Rally Adventure will be available on Xbox, PC on Windows and Steam, and Cloud Gaming (Beta), is included in the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-ons Bundle, the Premium Edition, and Expansions Bundle, and is also available for standalone purchase at $19.99.

2001 Ford Focus RS Colin McRae Forza Horizon 5 - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Set in Sierra Nueva, Argentina, Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure invites gamers to choose between one of two teams – the Grit Reapers and the Apex Predators – before competing in eight different races, with a few PR Stunts thrown in for good measure. This particular expansion features the most racing events of any to date, encompassing both on- and off-road tracks and some night racing to boot.

Perhaps the biggest news regarding this latest expansion, however, is that it includes 10 new vehicles gamers can experience – one of which is legendary rally driver Colin McRae’s number four Ford Focus RS. That duo originally teamed up in 1999 and would go on to rack up a total of nine rally victories and 16 podium finishes in their time together.

The year 2001 was a special one, as it was when McRae finished as runner-up in the driver’s championship. However, this particular car – F5 FMC – is particularly special, as it was retired following a devastating incident at Rally France in Corsica. The Focus RS was later restored to its original spec following McRae’s passing in 2007, and today, it remains on display at the headquarters of DirtFish, a rally driving school.

We’ll have more Ford-related gaming news to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Focus news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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