This is the genesis of the Focus RS we all know and love – the legendary Mk1 Focus RS!
We all know the Mk3 Focus RS with its AWD system and drift mode, but back in 2003, the Mk1 took the world by storm – a scorching version of the humdrum 3dr Focus, but this time with a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine producing 212bhp (trust us, that was a lot back then) to the front wheels via a 5spd manual gearbox.
There was a limited-slip differential and clever suspension geometry to try and cope with putting that power through the front wheels, but the RS was a rowdy yet rewarding drive.
With wider arches, an aggressive front bumper and a set of rally-inspired 18-inch 5-spoke alloys, the Mk1 RS looked the part too. Even the interior got a makeover, too, with a bespoke steering wheel (with a blue 12-o’clock marker) and blue-trimmed Sparco racing seats.
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NOTE: BOTB will work with the winner to find a Focus RS up to the value of £30,000
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Play Spot The Ball for a chance to be the next big weekly winner. But hurry - the competition closes at midnight Sunday!
1. SELECT TICKETS
Choose from 180 cars - tickets start from 90p
2. PLAY SPOT THE BALL
Get closest to the judges in our skilled Spot the Ball game to win. What's this?
3. WINNER ANNOUNCED
Closest position to our panel of Judges wins! Comp ends midnight Sunday, Winner announced every Tuesday!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Choose a coordinate for each ticket, where you think the centre of the ball is
- Use the line drawing tools to help you pick your coordinates
- Watch the very short video to see how & why
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