Tradition makes up a sizable part of most brands, and motorsport victories are a significant part of that tradition. So to commemorate Ford Motor Company’s accomplishments in the pages of racing history, Green Filter USA brought this Focus ST adorned in vintage livery to the 2013 SEMA show.
The car sports the unmistakable signature green and gold colors that harken back to the Lotus-Ford that won the 1965 Indy 500. Performance upgrades include a high-performance air filter with custom intake and exhaust systems. Builders did their best to mimic elements of the original race car, such as the large conical exhaust outlets. They also gave the car a Ground Force suspension that’s good for the commute to work or for the weekend racer. Eighteen-inch wheels from American Racing wrapped in Falken tires round out the changes to the vehicles.
“This build was challenging for us to make sure we brought the attention to detail of the 1965 race car to a modern day vehicle”, said Green Filter in a news release. “Matching the livery colors from the original car’s acrylic paint job, to red interior and accents and the famous exhaust are all key features we wanted to display on this Focus build.”
It’s worth noting that the original 1965 Lotus-Ford race car is on permanent display in Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.