The Ford Focus is a compact family car manufactured by the American marque since 1998. On December 17, 2007, Ford of Europe confirmed that a Mk 2 Focus RS would be launched in 2009 with a concept being unveiled in 2008. To Ford’s surprise, it was well received by the public and sales soured for the sporty hatch.
Upon it’s reveal, it was fitted with an updated version of the 2.5L 5-cylinder used in the Focus ST, now pushing out a claimed 301hp and 440Nm of torque which propelled the car to 100km/h in under 6 seconds. The car remains front-wheel-drive, but to reduce torque steer it uses a Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing LSD, and a specially designed MacPherson strut suspension at the front called RevoKnuckle, providing a lower scrub radius and kingpin offset than traditional designs while avoiding the increased weight and complexity of double wishbone and multi-link suspension setups.
The example we are pleased to offer is presented extremely well, having only covered 29000km since new. This one has been fitted with an upgraded turbo and intakes, providing slightly more power than stock. Only 60 Ford Focus RS’ were brought into South Africa via Lazarus Ford, all of which were numbered, with this one being number 2. With such a small amount of vehicles being in the country, it’s not too often one comes up for sale. As Ford have stopped production on the RS entirely for future models, this is a great opportunity to scoop up a piece of Ford Performance history.