Ford Launches New Look 2008 Focus RS World Rally Car World

Ford Focus RS WRC Pictures-1Ford of Europe unveiled the new look for the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship campaign as the team was unveiled at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham.

The Focus RS World Rally Car, which powered Ford to the manufacturers’ titles in the world championship in 2006 and 2007, sports a striking modern livery that has been present in Europe’s largest annual exhibition of sport automobile. It was also announced that the management of BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team will be appointed for 2008.

The line of the team’s new driver in place of Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala were joined by Ford of Europe’s new motorsport director Mark Deans, and team director Malcolm Wilson by revealing the colors of the Focus RS WRC for the firstFord Focus RS WRC Pictures-2 time.


Ford Focus RS WRC Specifications:

Brakes F/R    :    vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R        :    Gravel: R15 (magnesium) Asphalt: R18 (magnesium)
Driveline        :    All Wheel Drive

Type                                        :    Turbocharged Inline-4
Displacement cu in (cc)       :    123 (2000)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM     :    300(224) / 6000
Ford Focus RS WRC Pictures-3Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM   :    406(550) / 4000
Redline at RPM                      :    n.a.

Length × Width × Height in   :    170.1 × 70.2 × n.a. (depends on the setup)
Weight lb (kg)                            :    2711 (1230)

Acceleration 0-60 mph s                                                :    n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h)                                                  :    n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km)   :    n.a.

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