It's another modified Focus, but it's brilliant.
If you remember the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss from 2009, you may remember that the zany speedster was not exactly a car that was universally loved for its design. As time has passed, numerous different types of speedsters have been created by the world's top brands. Things like the Aston Martin V12 Speedster and the Ferrari Monza SP1/SP2 are now in vogue, but what if you don't have seven figures to spend on a limited-run supercar? Enter Ford Market, a Russian tuning company that has created a special version of the Ford Focus. Before your eyes roll back too far into your head, take a look at the pictures below.
It's like nothing else but the overall look is strangely coherent. This car started out life as a run-of-the-mill, non-ST Focus. Ford Market then chopped the roof, removed the rear doors, flushed the front doors, and added buttresses behind a pair of lightweight racing seats. The interior was adapted to look as original as possible without the original and short door panels making things look weird. As you'll see from the pics, there is no gauge cluster on the dash, so we suspect that the original engine was left in place - most likely a lowly EcoBoost motor. It may not have the go, but it certainly has the show.
The eagle-eyed among you may notice that the ST bumpers weren't just slapped on either - they've been smoothed into the bodywork. The result is a very sleek look that is only interrupted by shut-lines around the hood and trunk. Ford Market is the kind of company that seems to like doing strange things with Fords, having built a convertible Focus RS and even a six-wheeled van. While we have no info on pricing, we're certain this kind of car won't cost anywhere near what the likes of the Lotus Elva would. Does that make it a smash-hit, or should this kind of oddity be restricted to one's imagination? You decide.