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All RS models with the exception of the 1988 1990 Sierra RS Cosworth saloons have been two door shells, but this car is a standard five door, world market Focus bodyshell. It’s strengthened to suit and the multilink rear suspension and GKN axle occupy the spare normally taken by the spare wheel well. Brakes are by Brembo, with the massive front monoblock callipers, the biggest they can fit inside the standard 18 inch wheels, though that’s just for snow chain requirements and all Brit spec RSs roll on 19 inch wheels with over 80 per cent of the 2,000 UK advanced orders specifying 595 forged alloy rims.

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