One of the exciting segments coming out of the new Jay Leno Show has been named “Leno’s Green Car Challenge” and will feature a celebrity racing against the clock in an electric Ford Focus, as we reported here. We know that Drew Barrymore will get the first chance behind the wheel and we know that she will be driving the Focus around a make shift track outside of Leno’s studio. What we didn’t know was the specs and the looks of this Electric Focus.
That all changed yesterday as Ford released the information on the car to star on Leno’s show. It’s a Euro Focus ST five door-hatch back converted into a one of a kind electric Focus. Ford knew that this car would go through the ringer so they fitted it with Racaro racing seats, bigger brakes, a full roll cage, and five point-harness. The electric motor will produce 141 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque with a 7,500 rpm redline and a curb weight of 2,421 lbs.
Needless to say they should be able to have plenty of fun in this car, can’t wait to see the airing of the first go around.