Original Ford Focus RS owners get an entire warehouse of genuine spare parts

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 30, 2011

Do you need to replace parts in your Ford Focus RS but only want the genuine ones? Whatever this part is, you’re likely to find it at the National Clearance Centre, which is run by Foray Motor Group. It recently purchased an entire warehouse filled with original Ford Focus RS parts worth about £1 million. Foray Motor Group has a massive stock of hard-to-find and slow-moving parts for Ford’s older models of cars, vans, and commercials, beginning from the 1980s.

Foray runs 10 Ford dealerships in western England. These remaining Mk 1 Focus RS spares were previously held by Ford in the UK. With these parts now available, the individual owners and trade customers will have no problem in maintaining their RS model and in providing peak performance. The parts that are in storage include fast-wearing brake components, steering racks, plus rear springs, exhaust manifolds, body quarter panels, and differentials.

Howard Jenkins, Foray’s aftersales director, said that the RS has a “very distinct following.” But since Ford has manufactured only a limited number of parts, RS owners won’t have an easy time of finding them in the used market.

He said that Foray, which was one of the first to offer auto parts online for anyone in the world, said that owners want to maintain the originality of their cars as much as possible and so they will be searching for original Ford parts whenever possible. He boasted that its online sales team can ship parts from its £10 million of Ford stock to any place in world. He emphasized that owners should contact its parts department first especially if they’re looking for an obscure Ford part.

For more than 30 years, a number of the hottest road cars from Ford have been equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged 215PS Ford Focus RS. After a long time, it will finally become part again of the Ford RS badge. This is all thanks to the work done by the WRC drivers at Ford, working with the different celebrated motorsport suppliers like Brembo, OZ Racing, and Sparco. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is possible at 6.4 seconds. When it comes to the EC combined driving cycle, the Ford Focus RS reports fuel economy at 28.0mpg with CO2 emissions at 237g/km.

For the exterior, some features include the rear spoiler, the aerodynamic air dam on the front, and the OZ Racing 18-inch wheels. In the interior meanwhile there is the presence of leather, alcantara, carbon-fiber, and aluminum. There is also the starter button, gear change light, and WRC-car chassis settings. Overall, it is clear that the Ford Focus RS was designed from scratch with the aim of getting it as close as possible to Colin McRae's WRC challenger.

While there is indeed a sporting intent, it continues to have a luxurious feel to it considering that some of the standard equipment includes the air-conditioning, six-CD autochanger, and in-dash. Though the Ford Focus RS does provide the excitement people want, it is practical as well considering that the passenger space and the luggage space are the same as those on the Ford Focus. As expected, the security and safety features are in a level that’s extraordinary.

There is the anti-lock braking system (ABS), Safeguard immobilizer, Category 1 Thatcham alarm system, and twin airbags. Even with all of these, it continues to have the 16A insurance rating. According to Peter Fleet, Director of Marketing at Ford, this model was developed for fans by fans. Indeed, this high performance car continues to be exclusive and exciting but still has the practicality and style the Ford Focus is known for, he added.

The RS is truly back and comes with a price of £19,995. He continued to say that it offers that outstanding value for every driving enthusiast. All of the Ford Focus RS models will have the same distinct specification with no options being offered. It will also come in one color which is the Imperial Blue metallic. This model is currently being manufactured at the brand’s Saarlouis production plant located in Germany. The plant makes at most 30 units in a day with half of these being allocated for the U.K. market.

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