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Old 05-17-2004, 01:58 AM   #1
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WRC or RS???

I've contacted an overseas dealer that will ship to LA... If I do purchase from him should I go with a WRC or RS. I'm leaning towards the RS. Does anyone know the specs on these?


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Old 05-17-2004, 06:53 AM   #2
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WRC, as in a 300+hp, 400 ft-lb AWD rally car?

If so, you must have more money than Gates himself!
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RS is your best bet. But I like them all. And yup WRC = Rally Car.
Good luck on your buy!!
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WRC??? Really? who built it do u know?
I don't think there is production model of the WRC - the closest you can get is an RS.

Here is the technical data on the WRC:
Ford Focus RS World Rally Car 03 - Technical Specification 2004

Engine
Ford 2.0-litre Cosworth Duratec R engine. Four cylinders, 16 valves, two litres. Pi electronic engine management system. Garrett turbocharger (with FIA required 34 mm inlet restrictor). Air intercooler. Catalytic converter.

Power
300 bhp at 6500 rpm

Torque
550 Nm at 4000 rpm

Transmission
Permanent four-wheel drive with M-Sport designed and manufactured active front, centre and rear differentials. Pi electronic differential control units. M-Sport / XTrac 240 six-speed sequential gearbox with electro-hydraulically controlled shift.

Suspension
Front and rear: MacPherson struts (front) and Trailing-Arm struts (rear) with Reiger external reservoir dampers, adjustable in bump and rebound. Fully adjustable fabricated titanium links. Front and rear anti-roll bars. Titanium uprights. Ceramic wheel bearings.

Brakes
Gravel (front and rear): 300mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four piston monoblock calipers.
Asphalt (front and rear): 370mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo eight-piston monoblock calipers.
Hydraulic handbrake. Adjustable front / rear bias.

Steering
Power-assisted high-ratio (12:1) rack and pinion. Two turns lock to lock.

Wheels
Gravel: 7in x 15in (magnesium) wheels with Michelin 650mm tyres.
Asphalt: 8in x 18in (magnesium) wheels with Michelin 650mm tyres.

Bodyshell
Unitary construction. Unique pressed steel side panels. Welded T45 steel safety roll cage. Aerodynamic rear wing. Unique front ‘bumper’ treatment.

Electronics
Full Pi chassis and engine data acquisition for on-event diagnostics and performance development.

Fuel tank
FIA FT3 tank, 95 litre capacity, located centrally.

Dimensions
Length: 4442mm.
Width: 1770mm.
Height: 1420mm.
Wheelbase: 2615mm.
Weight: 1230kg minimum.

and here is the technical data on the road-version production RS:

dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2615 mm 103 in
Track front 1514 mm 59.6 in
rear 1514 mm 59.6 in
Length 4183 mm 164.7 in
Width 1762 mm 69.4 in
Height 1440 mm 56.7 in
Kerb weight 1278 kg 2818 lb

Fuel capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal

engine
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Manufacturer Ford
Type S-4
Wet sumped
DOHC
16 valves total
4 valves per cylinder
Main bearings 5
Construction cast iron block; aluminium alloy head
Bore × stroke 84.80mm × 88.00mm
3.34 in × 3.46 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 0.96
Displacement 1988 cc
(121.315 cu in)
Unitary capacity 497 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio
Fuel system Ford EEC-V fuel inj.
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor type 1 Garrett GT25 (60) SG turbocharger
Intercooler
Catalytic Converter Y
Max. output
(ISO) 214.9 PS (212.0 bhp) (158.1 kW)
@5500 rpm
Max. torque
(ISO) 310.0 Nm (229 lbft) (31.6 kgm)
@3500 rpm
Maximum rpm
Coolant Water
Specific output 106.6 bhp/litre
1.75 bhp/cu in
Specific torque 155.94 Nm/litre

0-60mph 6.30s
0-100km/h 6.70s
0-100mph 16.40s
80-120km/h (50-70mph) in top
0-Quarter-mile 14.80s
@ 98.00 mph
0-Kilometre 26.20s
@ 201.00 km/h
Top speed 232 km/h
Fuel Consumption 14.2/7.7/10.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
CO2 Emissions 237 g/km
Power-to-weight 165.88 bhp/ton
chassis
Engine location Front
Engine alignment Transverse
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Turns
lock-to-lock 2.900
Turning circle
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear I.MultiLi.ARB.
Wheels F/R 8 x 18/8 x 18
Tyres F Michelin Sport Pilot 225/40 R 18
Tyres R Michelin Sport Pilot 225/40 R 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Brake F/R 325/280 mm
Braked area
Transmission 5M
Drive FWD


Hope this helps...and pls let me know if you buy an WRC - which costs around 1 Million Swiss Francs!!!! I wanna ask you about the insurance on that one : ) heheheh
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I dont think they are making the WRC off the production line??? I would say get the RS, I was lucky enough to see one at a ford dealership when I was in switzerland last year. They are pretty sweet lookin and the interior is so nice. Are you sure you want to do that though??? Have it brought here. I mean the RS is great and all, but for the money ou can get a new zetech and mod the hell out of it, it will have 600hp and you will still have about 10grand left over. The RS was 30000 dollars when I was in switzerland last year (Thats US!!! It was 37K swiss franqs) for that kinda money like I said you can get a new focus for 13000 and then dump 10 grand into it and have pleanty left over!!!! THINK ABOUT IT!!!!
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i want to see you doing that....

you realize that you wil need to sell oth kidneys, and the liver to something like that right ?
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rs, you wont be able to drive the wrc here, thats a race car. if u got the money, good for you. enjoy
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ask your dealer and wait for the new RS-8....only production focus with v8 RWD - around 420bhp of the line!!!
$ wise...expect it to be around $40K - but still u can take on a Modena with that one : )

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here is the Focus rs8's heart
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and here is the Focus RS8 engine compartment...
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