The North American based automaker Ford has recently pulled the wraps off of its latest creation, the Focus Electric Pace Car, ahead of the vehicle’s debut, this weekend, at the NASCAR Capital City 400 race.
As you can see from the images posted below this article, the Ford Focus Electric Pace Car is actually identical to the production version, but the model is coming with gaudy graphics and a light bar. Ford says that two Focus Electric Pace Cars will hit NASCAR, and one of them will be driven by Bill Bolling, the Virginia Lt. Gov., while the other by Mike Lynch, NASCAR’s managing director of Green Innovation. The two models will be driven through the streets of Richmond, after the ceremony to Richmond International Raceway.
“It will be a special moment for NASCAR fans across the country, Virginians and the Ford family on Saturday night when the Focus Electric completes its first lap as the official pace car for the Capital City 400,” said Eric Kuehn, the chief nameplat engineer of Ford Global Electrified Programs. “As Ford and NASCAR make history with the first all-electric pace car, we will also be demonstrating to thousands of race fans and millions more on TV that you can combine performance and fuel-efficiency.”
Just like the regular production version, the Ford Focus Electric Pace Car is taking its power from an electric motor, which is powered by a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery, generating 143 HP. The model can do 105 MPGe and hit a top speed of 84 miles (136 km/h). The total range of the vehicle is 100 miles (160 km) on a single charge and the starting price has been set at 39,200 USD.