Complete technical low-down on the new Ford Focus RS WRC 07 rally car, which will make its debut on the Rally Finland early next month...

Engine: Ford 1998cc Pipo built I4 Duratec WRC engine. Four cylinders, 16 valves. Bore 85mm. Stroke 88mm. Pi electronic engine management system. Garrett turbocharger (with FIA required 34 mm inlet restrictor). Air intercooler. Catalytic converter.

Power: 300 bhp at 6000 rpm

Torque: 550 Nm at 4000 rpm

Transmission: Permanent four-wheel drive with M-Sport designed active centre differential. Pi electronic differential control units. M-Sport / Ricardo five speed sequential gearbox with electro-hydraulically controlled shift. M-Sport / Sachs multi disc carbon clutch.


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

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. One and a half turns lock to lock.


Gravel: 7in x 15in (magnesium) wheels with BF Goodrich 650mm tyres.Asphalt: 8in x 18in (magnesium) wheels with BF Goodrich 650mm tyres.
Bodyshell: Unitary construction. Unique composite 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, 94 litre capacity, located centrally.


Length: 4362mm.Width: 1800mm.Wheelbase: 2640mm.Weight: 1230kg minimum.