*NOW UPDATED WITH VIDEO. We’ve all spent hours designing cars in Forza, but very few of us have actually thought about seeing those designs in real life.
[Not a valid template]A unique Ford Focus RS donning an exterior designed by players of the Xbox game was unveiled yesterday at a special Microsoft event, ahead of the international 2015 Gamescom event in Cologne.
The model was driven to the event by Top Gear’s The Stig, who will feature in the new Forza Motorsport 6 game for the Microsoft Xbox One console.
The all-new Focus RS is the third generation of Focus RS cars, following models launched in 2002 and 2009. It features a 350PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine and all-wheel-drive system, and is the first RS to offer selectable drive modes – including drift mode.
The one-off Focus RS livery was the winning design from a competition for players of the Forza Horizon 2 open-world racing game, organised by global gaming website IGN.
Forza Motorsport 6 makes its European debut at Gamescom from August 5-9, before going on sale later this year, and visitors to the event will be able to view the all-new Ford GT – the game’s cover star.