2002 Ford Focus RS WRC


2002 Ford Focus RS WRC

2002 Ford Focus RS WRC

Ford will be operating a comprehensive programme of rally sport in 2002, from the FIA World Rally Championship with Ford Focus RS WRC cars, through Junior World and National championships with Ford Puma Super 1600 cars to the grass-roots of rallying with the Ford Ka, Ford will be aiming to enhance its reputation as a winning marque.

Driving for Ford in 2002 are Colin McRae and Carlos Saintz.

Double world champions Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya and 1995 title holder Colin McRae with co-driver Nicky Grist will join forces for the third season to head the Ford challenge in new and improved Focus RS World Rally Cars. For all 14-rounds of the world championship, they will be joined by Estonia’s Markko Martin and his British co-driver Michael Park, regarded as among rallying’s stars of the future.

2002 Ford Focus RS WRC

Sainz, whose car will carry number four, and McRae, who will be number five, will be the Ford Rallye Sport team’s two nominated drivers for the season. However under the new championship rules Martin, whose Focus will carry number six, will also be eligible to score points for both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ championships on each round.

All three Focus RS cars will be built and run by M-Sport, the British-based team which has operated Ford’s world championship programme since 1997.

2002 Ford Focus RS WRC

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
built atDetroit, Michigan, USA
engineFord Zetec E Inline-4
positionFront Transverse
aspirationTwin Garett Turbocharged
valvetrain4 Valves per Cyl
displacement1991 cc / 121.5 in³
bore84.8 mm / 3.34 in
stroke88 mm / 3.46 in
power223.7 kw / 300 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output150.68 bhp per litre
bhp/weight243.9 bhp per tonne
torque550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsFront Engine / 4WD
front brakesBrembo Vented Discs w/8-Pot Calipers
f brake sizex 370 mm / x 14.6 in
rear brakesBrembo Vented Discs w/8-Pot Calipers
r brake sizex 370 mm / x 14.6 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Reiger Adjustable Dampers, Anti Roll Bar
r suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Reiger Adjustable Dampers, Anti Roll Bar
curb weight1230 kg / 2712 lbs
wheelbase2615 mm / 103.0 in
length4152 mm / 163.5 in
width1770 mm / 69.7 in
height1380 mm / 54.3 in
transmissionXtrac 240 6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios:1