Ford Focus RS MK1

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Description

The first generation of the Ford Focus is a C-Segment car launched in 1998, replacing the Escort nameplate. The top of the range, limited edition Ford Focus RS premiered in 2002, signaling the return of the RS badge and celebrating the blue oval’s success in the World Rally Championship.

The Focus RS was fitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine producing 158 kW (215 hp) and 310 Nm of torque which is a significant boost over the Focus ST170. Power was sent to the front wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox. The hot hatch was equipped with a limited-slip differential on the front axle and featured uprated Brembo brakes and re-engineered suspension. According to Ford, it could accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6,7″ while top speed was 232 km/h.

Visually, the car was distinguished by the Imperial Blue metallic shade, the unique 5-spoke 18″ OZ Racing wheels, and the redesigned bodykit inspired by the WRC rally car. The new front bumper featured a sizeable central intake, vertically arranged indicators and additional side intakes. On the side, the flared wheel arches covered the larger tracks while at the back there was a larger roof spoiler and a deeper rear bumper housing a single tailpipe. Inside, it had premium upholstery from leather and Alcantara with blue accents, aluminum gearknob, unique instrument cluster and bucket seats by Sparco.

 

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Additional information

Model

Ford Focus RS MK1

Production

2002-2003

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1988 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Fuel Injection

Power (hp)

215

Power (kw)

158

Power (@rpm)

@5500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

310

Torque (@rpm)

@3500 rpm

0-100km/h

6,7 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

232 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

144 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

10,1

CO2 (g/km)

234 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1278 kg

Length

4183 mm

Width

1762 mm

Height

1440 mm

Wheelbase

2615 mm

Front Track

1514 mm

Rear Track

1514 mm

Boot Space

350

Tire Size

225/40R18

Front Brakes

325 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

280 mm Discs