A Concept Car is Born | Ford Racing

 The Ford Racing Team led the Ford Motor Company initiative to build a concept car that was a lightweight, high performance, compact racer.

 The Focus FR200 Concept Car is unique because of the lightweight carbon fiber bodies and the high performance 304 horsepower engine.

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These prototype cars were built by Ford Motor Company.  Ford Racing Technology unveiled the Focus FR200 concept car on October 30, 2000 at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This was to be their version of the “ultimate” compact performance parts car.

“On this Focus FR200 project, there’s no real template.  I’m not sure there’s any manufacturer that has done anything this dramatic with one of their vehicles in terms of the entire car.”   Ford Racing Technology

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What Is A Concept Car?

A concept car or a prototype is a car that is built to showcase a new style or technology that is often radical in design.  A concept car never goes into production directly as there are often many changes needed for safety, practicality, regulatory compliance, etc.

The first concept car was built in 1938.