By Denna Bowman
To flashing camera’s Ford’s fastest volume model will make its debut in its final form at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, stepping into the spotlight on Continental’s ContiSportContact 3 tyres.
The German tyres manufacturer is obviously delighted to have been chosen as original equipment for the hotly anticipated new Ford Focus RS.
The tyres, sized 235/35ZR19, are billed as able to offer the sporty new Ford with a powerful engine a tyre appropriate to its needs.
Lars Flick, an automatic engineer for Ford tyres with Continental, said: ‘The Ford Focus RS should be equipped with tyres, which support the sporty driving dynamics and which allow the high torque level of the car to be translated to the road.
‘The emphasis lay on safe handling characteristics and short braking distances, even on wet asphalt. At the same time Ford expected very sporty tyres, which made the driving dynamics tests on the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife a very useful process.’
The Focus RS will also be kitted out with the ContiMobilityKit, allowing drivers to repair flats on the fly, as standard