This Ford Focus RS came into the shop a few weeks ago to be fitted with a couple of upgrades to give this AWD Rallycross monster more power thanks to a larger intercooler and enhanced cooling and a nice aesthetic change with a carbon fiber vented hood from Seibon Carbon.

This RS opted for the TS Style Carbon Fiber Hood for Focus RS & ST rather than the RS version, as the TS version features much larger vents. This Focus RS also was equipped with a Milltek Cat-Back Exhaust for Focus RS to give the car a bit more sound and power- it certainly looks great and preserved the factory valve system. Next up was the intercooler. We hadn’t heard of this brand before, and since the customer brought it in, we’re not sure what brand it is, but one thing is for sure, it’s bigger than stock. This particular Focus RS also is equipped with the better looking factory wheel package – the Focus RS comes factory with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires, which we also have in stock here at prices lower than Costco. The Michelins on this car have plenty of life left, but you’ll need to replace often if you decide to give Drift Mode a go.

After installing the intercooler, then it was just a matter of bolting on the new carbon fiber hood.


Here’s a closeup of the fitment of the Seibon Carbon hood for Focus RS. The vents are functional, allowing heat to escape from under the hood, enhancing cooling performance.

Here’s another look at the hood – man, that Carbon Fiber weave sure is gorgeous, isn’t it?

With the larger intercooler in place and carbon fiber hood installed, this RS looks and performs better than ever. Thanks for joining us and we hope you enjoyed the photos.

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Story & Photos Nick Gregson