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FIA-RCC/WRC: Ford rally cars tech specs (off-topic but interesting)

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From: [email protected]
Newsgroups: rec.autos.sport.info
Subject: FIA-RCC/WRC: Ford rally cars technical specifications
Followup-To: rec.autos.sport.misc
Date: 12 Jan 2001 11:13:42 -0500
Organization: Motorsport News International

FORD KA RALLY KIT CAR - 2001
ENGINE
1.3-litre Endura-E, eight-valve four-cylinder engine with multi-point fuel injection.
Optimised cylinder head porting; compression ratio11:1. Revised camshaft. New four-branch
exhaust manifold.
POWER
93bhp at 5700rpm.
TRANSMISSION
IB5 five-speed gearbox with Puma close-ratio gears. Limited slip differential. Optional
uprated clutch disc, standard hydraulic actuation.
SUSPENSION
Proflex dampers front and rear, adjustable for bump and rebound settings. 62mm diameter
springs with adjustable platforms. Modified front suspension lower arms with spherical
bearings. Nylon bushes fitted to rear beam.
BRAKES
Front: Ventilated discs and calipers with Mintex pads.
Rear: Standard brake drums.
Brake pressure adjusting valve fitted in rear circuit. Stainless steel braided brake pipes.
STEERING
Standard power steering; 2.9 turns lock-to-lock. OMP steering wheel.
WHEELS & TYRES
Tarmac: 7in x 15in wheels with 580mm diameter tyres.
Gravel: 6in x 14in wheels with 165/70 x 14 tyres.
BODYSHELL
Unitary construction fitted with a bolt-in roll cage. Aluminium sump shield and steel fuel
tank guard. Front strut brace. OMP seats, fire extinguishers and seatbelts. Ford Racing
extended front and rear wheel arches.
ELECTRICAL
Battery master switch with external pull cable. Optional map light. Tachometer. Optional
four-lamp, bonnet-mounted light pod.
FUEL TANK
Standard 42 litre tank, located under rear seat.
DIMENSIONS
Overall length: 3620mm. Overall width: 1679mm. Overall height: 1368mm. Wheelbase: 2446mm.
WEIGHT
890kg minimum.

FORD PUMA 1400 KIT CAR
ENGINE
Zetec SE with aluminium sump, cylinder bock and head. Four cylinders, 16 valves, 1396cc (80mm
bore x 69.4mm stroke). Variable valve timing. Steel crankshaft. Wet sump lubrication. Pectel
electronic engine management system.
POWER
150bhp at 7500rpm.
TRANSMISSION
Front-wheel drive via six-speed close-ratio gearbox with dog engagement in production IB5
gearbox casing. Viscous coupling limited slip differential.
SUSPENSION
Front: MacPherson struts with adjustable spring platforms, aluminium wishbones. Dynamic
dampers with external reservoirs, adjustable in bump and rebound. Production anti-roll bar.
Rear: Modified production trailing arm beam. Dynamic dampers with external reservoirs,
adjustable in bump and rebound.
BRAKES
Front: 280mm ventilated discs with single sliding piston Ford calipers.
Rear: Solid discs with two piston Ford calipers. Hydraulic handbrake. Standard servo
assistance with pressure limiting valve to rear brakes.
STEERING
Standard power assisted rack and pinion. 2.6 turns lock-to-lock.
WHEELS & TYRES
Tarmac: Speedline 7in x 17in wheels with 630mm diameter tyres.
Gravel: Speedline 6in x 15in wheels with 630mm diameter tyres.
BODYSHELL
Unitary construction. Welded steel safety roll cage. Lightweight composite front and rear
wheelarches and bumpers.
FUEL TANK
Standard 42-litre tank, located under rear seat.
DIMENSIONS
Overall length: 3984mm. Overall width: 1802mm. Overall height: 1345mm. Wheelbase: 2446mm.
WEIGHT
880kg minimum.

FORD PUMA SUPER 1600
ENGINE
Zetec SE with aluminium sump, cylinder bock and head. Four cylinders, 16 valves, 1597cc (80mm
bore x 79.4mm stroke). Lightweight steel crankshaft and flywheel. Wet sump lubrication.
Single 60mm throttle butterfly. Pectel electronic engine management system.
POWER
Over 200bhp at 9000rpm.
TRANSMISSION
Front-wheel drive via Hewland six-speed sequential close-ratio gearbox. Mechanical plate type
limited slip differential. Cerametallic clutch with aluminium pressure plate.
SUSPENSION
Front: MacPherson struts with adjustable spring platforms. Aluminium uprights. Track control
arms/compression struts. Adjustable anti-roll bar. Dynamic dampers with external reservoirs,
adjustable in bump and rebound.
Rear: Ford Racing trailing arm beam with separate adjustable anti-roll bar. Dynamic dampers
with external reservoirs, adjustable in bump and rebound.
BRAKES
Front: Alcon 330mm (tarmac)/300mm (gravel) diameter ventilated discs with Alcon four-piston
aluminium calipers.
Rear: Alcon 260mm diameter solid discs with Alcon two piston aluminium calipers. Hydraulic
handbrake. Adjustable front/rear bias.
STEERING
Standard power assisted rack and pinion. 2.6 turns lock-to-lock.
WHEELS & TYRES
Tarmac: 7in x 17in aluminium wheels with 630mm diameter tyres.
Gravel: 6in x 15in aluminium wheels with 650mm diameter tyres.
BODYSHELL
Unitary construction. Welded steel safety roll cage. Lightweight composite front and rear
wheelarches and bumpers. Aerodynamic rear spoiler.
FUEL TANK
FIA FT3 tank, 55-litre capacity, located beneath rear floor.
DIMENSIONS
Overall length: 3984mm. Overall width: 1802mm. Overall height: 1345mm. Wheelbase: 2446mm.
WEIGHT
950kg minimum.

FORD FOCUS RS WORLD RALLY CAR
ENGINE
Ford 2.0 L Zetec E engine. Four-cylinders, 16 valves, 2-litres. Ford electronic engine
management system. Garrett turbocharger (with FIA required 34mm inlet restrictor). Air/air
intercooler with external water spray. Water injection. Catalytic converter.
POWER
300bhp at 6500rpm.
TRANSMISSION
Permanent four-wheel drive with M-Sport designed and manufactured electro-hydraulically
actuated active front, centre and rear differentials. Electronic differential control units.
M-Sport/Xtrac type 240 six-speed sequential gearbox with electro-hydraulically controlled
shift option. Sachs pull-type clutch.
SUSPENSION
Front and rear: MacPherson struts with Reiger external reservoir dampers, adjustable in bump
and rebound. Fully adjustable fabricated steel links. Front and rear anti-roll bars. Titanium
uprights. Ceramic wheel bearings.
BRAKES
Gravel - Front: 300mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four piston monoblock calipers.
Rear: 300mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers.
Tarmac - Front: 370mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo eight-piston monoblock calipers.
Rear: 370mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo eight-piston monoblock calipers.
Hydraulic handbrake. Adjustable front/rear bias.
STEERING
Power assisted high-ratio (12:1) rack and pinion. Two turns lock-to-lock.
WHEELS & TYRES
Tarmac: 8in x 18in (magnesium) wheels with Pirelli (650mm) diameter tyres.
Gravel: 7in x 15in (magnesium) wheels with Pirelli (650mm) diameter tyres.
BODYSHELL
Unitary construction. Unique pressed steel side panels. Welded T45 steel safety roll cage.
Aerodynamic rear spoiler. Unique front 'bumper' treatment.
ELECTRONICS
Full chassis and engine data acquisition for on-event diagnosis and performance development.
FUEL TANK
FIA FT3 tank, 80-litre capacity, located centrally.
DIMENSIONS
Overall length: 4152mm. Overall width: 1770mm. Overall height: 1420mm. Wheelbase: 2615mm.
WEIGHT
1230kg minimum.

-Ford Racing-
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