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Collectors Unicorn Exhaust for Focus RS / ST mk2!

One thing we love at Steeda is our customers. One of our many great customers is Allan Wilkinson. Allan's industry credentials are a "whose who" of the motor industry having forged a reputation as one of the worldís top car design engineers, and he has worked for BMW, Jaguar and Toyota, as well being ex Ford Racing chief engineer and Ford icon via his legendary 1974 Escort Mexico advert from days of yore!

Not one to stand still Allan moved onto the Mk2 Focus RS 500. He started by recreating the epic Mexico advert (minus the awesome suit):



           

More importantly  Allan also went on to create a bespoke one off Focus RS high performance exhaust, made to his specification by the factory. When he told us about it, and the fact it was just sitting in his garage gathering dust we knew one of the many Ford Focus RS fans out there would want a unique and one off piece of Ford history on their own car. 

The exhaust is a one off big bore design from front to back, designed to look stock but offer greatly enhanced performance. It will be for sale via auction on Ebay HERE-CLICK HERE FOR AUCTION LINK

NOTE The car will also fit Focus ST mk2 as well, especially good for the many "upgunned" STs out there, but we think this amazing one off find is perfect for an RS500 owner who wants to keep theirs "all Ford" but add a one off bit of history to it as well.

The proceeds will of course be going to Allan to help fund development on his new Fast Ford, an S550 Mustang GT, which he has already started tweaking. being a man in the know, he has of course chosen Steeda parts to adorn his new pony car. 

  


On to the exhaust in question:

Allan wanted maximum performance, which is only to be expected from a motorsport chief engineer, so he went for a big bore system for reduced back pressure and optimal turbo performance. As a race engineer too, he threw out the cat, but designed a unique under floor cat housing that houses a resonator which can easily be swapped out for a stock cat should you need one for MOT purposes etc.

Not only that but Allan had identified and solved the issue with bolts working their way loose on Focus RS exhaust systems, and his design eliminates this frequent and aggravating problem. Some highlights below from the design documents, which the winning bidder will get e-copies of along with the system itself.

Back pressure figures:
68KPa - Focus RS- stock system
92Kpa - Focus RS 500 - stock system = Increase in EBP causes power loss
46KPa -AW design system - Reduced EBP enables an increase in power of up to 50BHP

Allan's design also addressed how the exhaust sounds:

Base Line
F
ocus RS 500 - The high Tail Pipe frequencies cause a so called 'Rush-Noise' (a muffled blowing noise) = Increase in 'Rush-Noise'
AW Designed system-  Reduction in 'Rush-Noise' - The high frequency noise content is reduced by the 3 additional resonators, contained within the system, converting the Tail Pipe 'Rush-Noise' into a more sporty low frequency 'bark/roar'.

PIC of a back box Prototype showing resonator design plus a copy of the one of the original design schematics







Pic of the Under Floor Cat Housing design:



The Big Bore Down Pipe





Appearance wise the system looks almost stock, but the eagle eyes will spot the larger bore, and of course when the engine is fired up they will hear the difference!

So.

If you want to own a piece of Focus RS history, designed by a Ford legend as well as fitting your car with a UNIQUE ONE OFF FORD MADE exhaust system, AND support Louise Cook in her Ford WRC endeavours then bid away!

Good luck!!!!

NOTE this is not a "used" system. It was fitted to a car once for dyno proving of the design, but since then has been unused.

Terms:
This sale is between the buyer and Allan, Steeda UK are just hosting the sale as a favour for one of our customers and because it sounded like such a cool thing, we thought it was a crime to leave it hidden in a garage. We have no connection to the system on sale, and will not warranty or guarantee the sale or item in question. All information is given in good faith as received from Allan.



Created On  9 Jul 2017 23:25 in EventsNewsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink

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