After a World Rally Championship season without victory, Ford campaigned a new Ford Focus RS WRC based on the Mk2 version of the road-going Focus for their participation in 2006 WRC season. It boasts a Duratec rally engine developed by the French engine specialist, Pipo Moteur.
In the year of its debut, the Focus RS won the WRC opening rally in Monte Carlo driven by Marcus Grönholm. It also won another eleven rallies which earned BP Ford World Rally Team their WRC Manufacturer's championship.
The later revisions of the Focus RS WRC featured various performance enhancements from year to year, nonetheless still successful as it earned many victories including Jari-Matti Latvala's historical win at the 2008 Sweden Rally where he became the youngest-ever driver to win a rally at the time. It was replaced by Ford Fiesta RS WRC after the 2010 WRC season.
DiRT 3 Edit
“The Ford Focus RS World Rally Car is one of the strongest packages on gravel stages. Solid and dependable, it's one of the defenitive rally cars of recent years.”The Ford Focus RS WRC is a Pro-class Rally car in DiRT 3.
— Car Viewer description
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- BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
DiRT Rally Edit
|Power||300 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|Engine||Front / Straight 4|
The Ford Focus RS Rally 2007 is a 2000s Rally car featured in DiRT Rally, introduced to the game with Modern Masters Update.
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