Type: Front wheel drive
Gearbox: uprated MTX75 five speed manual, Quaife ATB differential with heavy duty AP Racing Clutch
Front: MacPherson struts, uprated offset coil springs/Sachs racing dampers, 65mm increased track width, revised lower A-arms, 18 mm anti-roll bar, revised static negative camber.
Rear: Independent, Control blade multi-link suspension with increased stiffness, Sachs Racing monotube dampers, uprated springs.
Front: Brembo four-pot, twin-opposed piston callipers, 325 mm ventilated disks, EBC Red Stuff Ceramic pads.
Rear: Two-pot callipers with 280 mm solid disks.
MK25 Bosche ABS.
OZ Racing 8x18 five spoke alloys with 225/40R/18 Parada Spec 2's on the front and Michelin Pilot Sport 2's on the rear.
Interior (taken from RS Owners Site):
Standard apart from the replacement of the interior light with that out of the Ghia (with map lights) and, more importanly, the Ghia variable intemittent wiper switch.
The most striking of all the interior appointments are the race-inspired seats. Developed in conjunction with Sparco, these high quality items are stitched in black hide with contrasting blue leather cushion and backrest inserts. Bold Sparco branding on the backrests and discreet RS logos embossed on the seat cushions complete the heritage link. They offer impressive lateral support and, just like the full racing version, have integrated harness slots within the headrests. Significantly, the RS Sparco seats have been developed with durability and ease of use for everyday driving
The silver interior elements comprise an aluminium handbrake lever; short throw shifter knob, headrest slots, Sparco aluminium pedals with rubber inserts, and electro-plated door handles. The steering wheel is trimmed in blue and black leather to reflect the seats and incorporates an oversteer indicator. Further rally car cues include a functional start button sited on a real carbon fibre centre console, which can also accommodate a pair of sunglasses .
The instrumentation for Focus RS is unique. The frame bezel is revised, with bold and more precise graphics. Backlit blue bands on a black field encircle the speed and rev gauges. A turbo boost gauge is added and a change-up light lends a further competition element.
In spite of its sporting image and exhaust note, Focus RS is more than a unique new driving experience. Creature comforts and general convenience levels have not been overlooked and the car retains its highly practical interior layout with seating for five, power-assisted windows, steering, air conditioning, and Ford's novel new in-dash mounted six-CD player accessed through a single slot.
Rack and pinion with power, 2.9 turns lock-to-lock
0- 60 in 5.9 seconds (measured when standard - should be slightly quicker now)
100 - 0 in 4.1 seconds generating 1 G of braking force.