In recent months, we’ve seen a number of Ford Focus models hit the auction block, all of them in nice condition with relatively low miles on the clock. That includes at least one race car of sorts – a 2014 Octane Academy Ford Focus ST that was used at the former location of the Ford Performance Racing School in Tooele, Utah before it moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. Now, we can add this 2008 Ford Focus Spec Focus race car to that list, as it has popped up for auction over at Bring a Trailer.
This particular Ford Focus was modified specifically for use in the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Spec Focus racing series, and even managed to eek out a win at a race in the 2009 SCCA South Atlantic Road Racing Championship (SARRC) season. The seller acquired it back in 2021 and has since utilized it in SCCA and Chin track day events, and now, the speedy coupe is looking for a new home.
Aside from a host of graphics and sponsor logos on the outside, this Focus looks, well, a lot like a regular old Focus, save for its tow hooks and lack of door glass. It is rolling on a set of 17-inch SVT wheels, however, and the suspension has been upgraded with a Steeda strut tower brace, Ford Racing dynamic dampers, performance springs and sway bars, and four-wheel disc brakes.
Peek inside the cabin, and the purpose of this build becomes quite clear, as it’s chock full of items like a fire-suppression system, a roll cage, a Sparco Circuit racing seat, a three-spoke Sparco quick-release steering wheel, a G-Force Racing Gear five-point latch-and-link harness, and a window net. However, under the hood, the stock 2.0L I-4 Duratec engine remains unmodified save for headers and an aftermarket exhaust, and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Regardless, this is certainly a pretty unique offering, and we imagine it would make for a fun track day toy for what looks to be a small outlay of cash, too.