Ford found out all of the legitimate details, plenty of latest photographs, and quite a few boasting on the point of interest RS. At this point it’s miles almost like Ford of Europe is taking part in taunting us in the states with the most up to date of hatches that we are able to’t get our arms on.
Aerodynamics additionally performed a component within the Dynamics crew’s work. Says Densing: “Aero may be very important to any vehicle, however normally concentrated on no longer growing lift the front to rear. With its state-of-the-art aero package, awareness RS generates true downforce at circuit speeds and we’ve protected lots of kilometres refining laptop simulations to locate the proper balance of downforce with out an excessive amount of drag.”
The target for high velocity balance of a performance vehicle is to position the aerodynamic centre of pressure at a controlled factor behind the centre of gravity.
In recognition RS, the starting point became the standard attention shape, crafted to generate moderate the front stop and rear quit lift at higher speeds. The challenge changed into to transform this raise into downforce and convey the aerodynamic centre of stress forward, without undue sacrifice to the drag coefficient and top speed.
Giant wind-tunnel checking out was conducted to refine aerodynamic overall performance, with a goal of delivering about 40 factors of downforce on the the front and 10 points at the rear.
The ensuing aerodynamic factors for awareness RS gain these goals, growing 26 in keeping with cent greater downforce than recognition ST, but with a drag co-green (Cd) of 0.38.
The end result of all this effort is a automobile that is not simply rapid in a immediately line. It’s miles the fastest ever automobile around the notorious handling circuit at Ford of Europe’s Lommel Proving ground in Belgium – recognised to the team as ‘course 7’ – beating even the Ford GT and cementing its dynamic credentials.
Similarly, focus RS has completed over 400 laps (over 8,000km) of Germany’s fearsome Nuerburgring Nordschleife throughout its circuit performance improvement.
“cognizance RS turned into an possibility to take kinetic layout into a new, ultra-performance area, in which shape is a whole lot extra dependent on feature. The assignment was to include all of the sensible desires of a high-performance machine into a cohesive, incorporated and formidable layout that makes clean that is the ultimate focus.” Martin Smith, government Director of layout, Ford of Europe, Asia Pacific & Africa
attention RS exudes its intent of being the closing Ford overall performance automobile of its generation and strikes a lasting impression with performance vehicle fans.
“Kinetic layout visualizes the dynamic characteristics of a vehicle, transmitting a sense of using pleasure, but proper to the man or woman of each car,” explains Ford of Europe’s executive Director of design, Martin Smith. “In layout phrases, each member of the Ford of Europe own family has its own character. Mondeo is the maximum top class; Fiesta the maximum elegant; Ka the friendliest – RS is quite honestly the meanest!”
In design as in concept, awareness RS is inspired with the aid of Ford’s global Rally Championship fulfillment and that is maximum apparent in its massive, gloss-black front trapezoidal air consumption, growing a right away visual hyperlink to the focus global Rally car – design for the street, authentic to motor sport ideas.
Heightened aerodynamic and cooling wishes intended awareness RS required a particular layout method that included these requirements and differentiated it from mainstream recognition aerodynamic factors.
In preference to accept grafting performance detailing onto a popular frame form, designers have revised almost all people panel on consciousness RS to create its bespoke shape.
The end result is cohesive and dramatic; new front and rear bumpers and incorporated facet rocker mouldings deliver awareness RS a diminished, meaner look, while a revised bodyside with wider wheel arches, rocker mouldings and vents supply the car a more practical stance. These are topped through likely the maximum dramatic of cognizance RS outdoors features, the implementing rear spoiler, stimulated immediately by means of the point of interest world Rally car.
Vital aerodynamic factors are contrasted with the frame color of the auto by way of a gloss-black end and collectively they offer a number of the car’s more special styling cues.
Twin panels of louvres at the bonnet and small vents underneath the headlamps strengthen the auto’s overall performance cause and augment the regarded Ford consciousness form; RS badges at some stage in the car make stronger the car’s RS pedigree: three dimensional RS badges are gift on each front wing vent, the higher radiator aperture, tailgate and embossed on each wheel; 19-inch, 15-spoke polished alloy wheels echo the appearance of their international Rally equivalents.
|body type||4/5 seater hatchback|
|number of doors||3|
|dimensions & weights|
|kerb weight||1468 kg||3236 lb|
|fuel tank capacity||62 litres||13.6 UK Gal||16.4 US Gal|
|frontal area||2.35 m²|
|engine type||turbocharged petrol|
|engine code||2.5L Duratec RS|
(153.841 cu in)
|bore × stroke||83 × 93.2 mm
3.27 × 3.67 in
|double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
20 valves in total
|maximum power output||305 PS (301 bhp) (224 kW)
at 6500 rpm
|specific output||119.4 bhp/litre
1.96 bhp/cu in
|maximum torque||440 Nm (325 ft·lb) (44.9 kgm)
at 2250-4500 rpm
|specific torque||174.53 Nm/litre
|engine construction||aluminium alloy block & head|
|fuel system||Bosch ME 9.0 sequential electronic fuel injection|
|bmep (brake mean effective pressure)||2193.3 kPa (318.1 psi)|
|maximum rpm||7050 rpm|
|unitary capacity||504.2 cc|
|acceleration 0-100km/h||5.9 s|
|maximum speed||263 km/h (163 mph)|
|power-to-weight ratio||207.89 PS/g
|weight-to-power ratio||6.54 kg/kW
|fuel consumption||13.4/7.0/9.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined|
|universal consumption (calculated from the above)|
|litres per 100km||13.4/7.0/9.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined|
|km per litre||7.5/14.3/10.6 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined|
|uk mpg||21.1/40.4/30.1 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined|
|us mpg||17.6/33.6/25.0 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined|
|carbon dioxide emissions||225.0 g/km|
|ved band (uk)||K|
|co2 effizienz (de)||G|
|drive wheels||front wheel drive|
|steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|wheel size front||8½ x 19|
|wheel size rear||8½ x 19|
|tyres front||235/35 x 19|
|tyres rear||235/35 x 19|
|front brake diameter||336 mm|
|rear brake diameter||302 mm|
|gearbox||6 speed manual|
|top gear ratio||0.7|
|final drive ratio||4.00|
Ford Focus RS 2009 Design Interior Exterior