WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12450 Members
65 Forums
73744 Topics
996739 Posts
32 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
68 registered (4436789, 15 invisible), 1154 Guests and 240 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Insecure sites. 633
Games for children 468
What is your Daily Exercise ? 398
Is this crime against humanity 351
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 238
Replacement Key Fob casing 219
Anyone read this ? 207
Taltalk Broadband Dying 199
Charity fishing match 198
Bath Lifts 139
New General Forums
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
Poor Bruce
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 1:15am
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
14th Nov 2017 8:03pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
John Lewis advert
by fish5133
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by Excoriator
09:07 AM
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
06:05 AM
Charity fishing match
by fish5133
11:42 PM
Games for children
by venice
10:50 PM
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by diggingdeeper
05:02 PM
DIY advice needed
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:23pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
where to get cheap carpet
by venice
17th Nov 2017 9:27pm
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#94535 - 7th Feb 2005 11:16pm Ford Focus V8
Dazza Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 2899
Loc: Birkenhead
Ford Racing Performance Parts know as FRPP used the amazing focus rs as a base for its project, shipping it across to the US they converted it to rear-wheel drive and added V8 power and renamed it the focus RS8.
The engine is the new all-alloy 5.0 Ltr 4-valve "Cammer" crate engine which produces an amazing 420 bhp!

The engine uses the Mustang Cobra sump and manifolds, which comes out through the rear spoiler. Completing the RS8's power train is the Tremec five-speed HD gearbox with a Ford Racing clutch kit.



Externally it looks like very similar to its european cousin but the switch to RWD has necessitated some fundamental changes including of designing new suspensions front and rear. FRPP engineers put together a new setup using Kugel Komponents up front, and a rear using a Ford Racing 8.8-inch differential also adjustable ride height provided by the Multimatic dampers. The newly-designed rear-wheel drive conversion kit will be sold through the FRPP catalog.

Four-wheel discs put the brakes on 18x8-inch European RS alloy wheels, using Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tiresat the front and 255/45 ZR18s at the rear. (not as low profile as the european rs we know).

Externally the RS8 looks amazing thanks to the Focus RS styling. Inside, the Focus RS is similar to the Euro spec except for some pillar gauges and mish mash of ford racing dials!!

Here is the bad News - its not a true RS - its an aftermarket modification and no its not going to be available in the uk. But I have heard talk of this being offered as a conversion using LHD versions of the focus rs - so if you cant wait for the cosworth version (if it ever arrives) you could always try these guys!

_________________________
My website: www.TeamFord.co.uk

Top
Google Ads
#94536 - 7th Feb 2005 11:18pm Re: Ford Focus V8
djrenegade Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 12th Jan 2005
Posts: 1312
Loc: Eastham
that sounds like one hell of a car, nice bit of info yes

its got the looks as well, always loved focus's yes
_________________________

Top
#94537 - 7th Feb 2005 11:28pm Re: Ford Focus V8
scoop Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 18th Nov 2004
Posts: 7238
Loc: Leuchars
I want one, ford racing are so much cooler than the British performance division "ST" and "RS"

If only the conversion was available on the RHD version. I dont think i cud own a LHD vehicle. Gr8 car.Good find dazza
_________________________

Top
#94538 - 8th Feb 2005 10:38am Re: Ford Focus V8
Cali_16v Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 17th May 2004
Posts: 6261
Loc: Birkenhead
one word, BEAST
_________________________



Top
#94539 - 8th Feb 2005 10:45am Re: Ford Focus V8
AX_125 Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
Isn't that the old model focus?

Like the sound of the performance etc.
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#94540 - 8th Feb 2005 11:55am Re: Ford Focus V8
rossi-foci Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 4th Oct 2004
Posts: 467
Loc: Wirral
yeah ive seen them beasts before on the ffoc site. they are absolutely quality arent they! i want one loL! lol am sure every1 dus!
It is the old model base, but on the RS's the front bumper/fog positionin didnt change etc

Top
#94541 - 8th Feb 2005 7:30pm Re: Ford Focus V8
Anonymous
Unregistered


I like it smile

Top
#94542 - 9th Feb 2005 8:56am Re: Ford Focus V8
Anonymous
Unregistered


that should be a monster eek laugh

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
For Sale & Free
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
17th Nov 2017 4:24pm
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
16th Nov 2017 9:16am
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Vaping set
by paul110180
15th Nov 2017 2:37pm
Wanted wii consul box
by dodie
15th Nov 2017 12:19pm
Featured Member
Registered: 10th Aug 2011
Posts: 39
Newest Members
monadrexx, Dipper, DarioLo, JohnG74, kerryanne1980
12450 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
Police, St Josephs Primary, Woodchurch Road
by diggingdeeper
7th Nov 2017 3:55pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
Insecure sites.
by venice
13th Nov 2017 3:54pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 7:46am
Sunset Sun 4:09pm
Local Time Sun 10:40am
WikiWirral Can . . . .