Ford Focus RS Forum banner

1 - 20 of 54 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
If anyone doesn't have time to stick around and watch all 20ish minutes, I'll be posting a high level summary of the talking points in about an hour or so.

Presentation notes:

Design
* Aerodynamic design was driven by an objective of zero front and rear lift
* Grille mesh is much denser than other models
* Rear lower defuser is functional, key to zero lift in back

Engine
* Based off of the mustang engine
* New cylinder heads, new liners,
* Max torque "nearly always" available
* "We want the engine to race right up to the redline and not feel like it's struggling to get there"
* Exhaust pops and gurgles come out in sport and track mode

Brakes
* '16 RS has 350mm front disks vs 336mm from the '09 RS
* Optimized ventilation fins in disc
* Weight - 15kg, 6% lighter than Focus ST
* "Most powerful brake system ever installed on an RS"

Wheels
* Forged wheel is 950g/whl lighter than stock

Chassis
* AWD system was working so well it was taking the chassis beyond what it was capable of
* Vehicle dynamics "really woke up" after chassis stiffening

Transmission
* Up to 100% of torque to rear axle
* System monitors car sensors 100 times per second (example inputs on slide: steering, throttle, engine output and speed, yaw rate, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, brake and ESC systems, wheel speeds, PTU and RDU temperature)
* No center diff = infinite torque split
* Thermal safeguards in place for extreme use
* "Just because this vehicle is geared for track use doesn't mean we ignored the other requirements we had for AWD" (hot/cold weather testing, ice storm, sand, etc)
* Drive modes - AWD tuning is the same for Normal/Sport. Track tunes the AWD to find the fastest way through a bend
* Launch mode - Goal is to give the best acceleration time possible "Give as much torque to the rear wheels without slip". As soon as AWD mode is no longer needed it sends power back to the front
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
329 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Also, noticed that I posted this in News.

It should probably be in Photos/Videos. Not sure how I managed that one...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
591 Posts
This is really interesting! Thanks for finding this!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
716 Posts
Watched the whole thing and it was interesting, good find! No new info however but still entertaining.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,060 Posts
That was excellent! Thanks a bunch.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
15,474 Posts
Moved thread over to the Photos/Videos area and made a sticky for the time being.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
224 Posts
Great video and info, I just wish the camera mam would've kept the camera on the presentation and not on Jamal!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,444 Posts
Great find, thanks!

Jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
224 Posts
Anyone have a link to the actual PowerPoint file or slides?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
It would be cool to find where to pick up one of those RS jackets the guys are wairing. Sounds like the Ford Performance site still isnt doesnt have this stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
224 Posts
They have them on the Ford UK apparel site, but they want like $100 before shipping...
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,389 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
457 Posts
RS Team Technical Presentation

Found this today as well; technical presentation from a Team RS staff meeting that was recorded. The breakdown of the drive modes and the chassis stiffening were interesting, as was the breakdown of the RDU. Also thought it was funny how they only showed the shift light for a split second at the end and didn't even mention it. lol

 
1 - 20 of 54 Posts
Top