The car starred in the Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground video, which gained 45 million views on YouTube as Block hooned it around Buffalo, New York’s derelict Central and Waterfront Terminals and its South Park lift bridge.
In amongst the ubiquitous tire-shredding powerslides, Block jumps the Focus in front of a freight train, hangs the rear over a dockside and finishes with dozens of donuts as the bridge rises. Let’s just say the car is well used.
Clearly this is no standard Focus RS. Designed by Ford Performance and the U.K.’s M-Sport, it is powered by a 600-hp, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder motor with a Garrett turbo. The chassis is seam-welded and reinforced and boasts significant underbody protection. Suspension is by Reiger and the transmission is a Sadev five-speed sequential unit. Sadev center and rear differentials are also fitted to send power to all four wheels. Wheels are O.Z. 17-inchers wearing rallycross tires.
The Focus is further reinforced with an FIA standard roll cage, and the interior features Recaro seats, harnesses, and an M-Sport multi-function steering wheel. Oh, and let’s not forget the massive hydraulic drift stick that Block uses to such great effect.
The Focus RSRX isn’t street legal, so any prospective buyer will need access to a rallycross circuit (or raw industrial playground) to get the most out of it.
The car will be auctioned on October 22 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Team Rubicon, a disaster relief charity.