Ford is showcasing the development of its 600-horsepower Focus RX rallycross car with a four-part documentary on YouTube. "Project RX" gives a behind-the-scenes look into the process, which was a joint participation by Ford Performance, the British M-Sport racing outfit and Ken Block's Hoonigan racing division.

The first part, released today, shows vehicle development taking place in both Dearborn and the M-Sport garage in Cockermouth, England. The British firm is a long-term development partner of rally and rallycross cars for Ford. The shop, founded back in 1979, used to be known as Malcolm Wilson Motorsport – a famous name from world rally stages for decades past.

The 2016 FIA World Rallycross championship-fighting car, based on a Focus RS, has a 600-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 664 pound-feet of torque. It hits 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and the documentary offers a fascinating look into how such a car was developed.

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