With their super-limited build numbers and million-dollar-plus price tags, neither the McLaren Elva nor the Ferrari Monza could be described as a people’s car. Not quite. Heck, even the Aston Martin V12 Speedster—a bargain at £765,000 (P47.8 million)—wouldn’t quite make the grade in that category.
The humble Ford Focus, on the other hand? Well, that’s much more like it. But what if you want all the benefits of a Focus (value for money, reliability, availability of spare parts, and so on) combined with the unhinged, wind-in-your-hair feeling that the windscreen-less speedsters from Ferrari, McLaren, and Aston Martin provide? Step forth, a Ford Focus Speedster.
This fantastic creation has been built by wild Russian tuners Ford Market, and underneath, it’s actually an Mk3 Focus with the 2.0-liter Duratorq diesel engine and Ford’s much-maligned six-speed PowerShift gearbox.
It just looks incredible, though, doesn’t it? As you can see from the build pictures, the panels aren’t all standard—much of them have been transplanted from a Mk4 Focus ST. And the wheels? Well, we think they’re technically referred to as ‘chuffing massive.’ There aren’t even any doors for heaven’s sake.
Still, we admire the work that Ford Market has put in here, and the end result is something truly bonkers. Power to the people.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.