We’ve dug out a few forgotten SEMA show cars from the archives for this week’s quiz. Think you can identify the modified motorcar above? Send your best guess via the comments section below.
Did You Name Yesterday’s SEMA Car?
Kudos to those who ID’ed the exhaust tip as belonging to the Ford Focus RS8 concept, which debuted at the 2003 SEMA show.
In order to showcase its new 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 crate engine, Ford Racing decided to shoehorn the big mill into the engine bay of a Ford Focus. Easy, right? Hardly. The process also required converting the compact to rear-wheel-drive, forcing the team to re-engineer the chassis and body in the process, although some off-the-shelf components and kits were used.
The 450-horsepower Focus reportedly cost Ford roughly $105,000 to create, but the car was capable of ripping from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, and blasting through the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds at 113 mph.