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2010 Ford Focus RS
Lot No.: 357
Registration: PK60 ORC
Chassis Number: WF0GXXGCDGAU09444
Engine Number: AU09444
Number of cylinders: 5
Year of Manufacture: 2010
Estimate (£): 27,000 - 30,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
The second generation Focus RS is the Focus that Ford originally claimed it would never build – a limited run 300bhp super-hatch. But we’re delighted they did and make no apology for being enthusiastic about this remarkable little car with its huge twin-blade spoiler at the back, aggressive body kit, and ballistic performance (0-60 in 4.7secs /163mph) from the turbocharged 2.5-litre, 5-cylinder engine.
The most controversial aspect of the car was its drivetrain, which remained front, not four-wheel drive. Ford's engineers developed and patented a system called the "RevoKnuckle" which was designed to eliminate torque steer by keeping the kingpin offset angle consistent even under heavy load, and with 301bhp and a massive 324lbs ft available, that was most of the time. The chassis was stiffened by about 30% and bigger drive shafts, a wider track, lower ride height, and a faster steering rack translated into remarkably civilised road manners.
In the raw, the RS looks a bit of a 'beastie'. With its gaping grille, 19inch wheels, flared arches, deep diffuser, and a wing that would embarrass a Porsche Turbo, the RS leaves you in no doubt about its intentions. However, it's still a Ford Focus and is good to drive, easy to park, plenty of boot space, and quiet at constant speed.
Built in 2010 and delivered to its one owner, this Focus RS is finished in Frozen White with a Dark Grey interior which is lifted by the blue and silver panels on the Recaro RS sports seats. It was specified with the 'Luxury pack 1' (dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring, keyless go, DAB radio, and a Sony CD player). The car has covered 11,000 miles from new and has been serviced by Evans Halshaw Ford at 3K, 5K, and 10K miles, the most recent in June 2016.
This is a comparatively new vehicle for a classic car auction house but the demand for sporting Fords, no matter what vintage, seems to continue unabated.