Customer Cars: Rob's extensively modified Ford Focus RS
It’s time to meet Rob, and Mike. Who’s Mike? Mike’s his modified Ford Focus RS.
Over the years, Rob has owned many cars (all Ford related) but we think he has finally found the one he’ll settle with. Let’s find out what makes this car so special to him…
Rob and his modified Ford Focus RS
“My name’s Rob and I’ve owned Mike (my modified Ford Focus RS) for 3 years. I have always been a fan of fast fords, starting out with a 1.1 Mk3 Fiesta (okay – not so fast). Then I upgraded to a 1.6 Mk5 Fiesta Zetec S, followed by a Mk6 Fiesta Zetec S. The story doesn’t stop there – after the Mk6, I went onto a Mk1 Focus RS, then onto a 1.0 litre Zetec S. The last car I owned before my current one was a black Fiesta ST180. Now, I own Mike – finally!
I have always had a fascination with cars – I just can’t seem to leave them alone. My cars normally last about 2 years (maximum) before I get bored. But when it comes to Mike… I simply cannot let go of him – there’s just something about the way the car drives that keeps me interested!
It is currently running at 407bhp and limited to 440lbs of torque. This is all thanks to the following:
- Mongoose 3inch downpipe and 100 cel sports cat
- Miltek cat back system
- Autospecialists cais
- Autospecialists plenum
- Mountune intercooler
- 650cc Bosch injectors
- Turbosmart BOV
- Autospecialists oil breather kit
- Wayside custom map
Other modifications include:
- Rota GTR 19″ wheels
- H&R 30mm lowering springs
- SCC grooved front and back discs
- Ferodo ds2500 pads
- Carbon fibre bonnet vents, mirror covers and bonnet strip
- Wayside side logos
- Red RS badges
- Mike wazowski stickers
- The engine bag is decorated with carbon fibre and hydrodipped pieces
- TRC front splitter
- Bespoked rear splitter
All in all, I’ve spent a lot of money on this car – about 10k (and it keeps rising) but it’s worth it… it’s my pride and joy. On that note, I’d like to say a huge thanks to my girlfriend for putting up with my car parts everywhere haha.
If you’re looking for someone to do work on your car, check out Chris at Wayside Performance, as he has done most of the work on Mike. In addition, check out Matthew Turner at ‘The Mobile Garage’.
Rolling Oval and Innovations are also worth mentioning – they are both fantastic car clubs. Rolling Oval continually show me support and let me go to car shows with them. Innovations constantly let me show off my car at their events. Thank you both!”
What’s your experience been like with Sky Insurance?
“I’ve been with Sky Insurance for 2.5 years now and can say I have never had a problem with them. They have always been so helpful, insuring both of my cars (I have a Fiesta insured with them too). They have given me very good quotes for both my cars, including all the modifications, and are very quick to answer all my questions – no matter how hard I make them 😂.
I look forward to many more years with Sky Insurance and their fantastic service.”
Insurance for a modified Ford Focus RS
We’re the insurance specialists when it comes to cars like Robs. In fact, the (modified) Ford Focus RS is one of the most popular cars we cover.
Our Modified Car Insurance policies cater for different needs compared to a standard car insurance policy. We can offer:
- Agreed Valuation Cover
- Like-for-like Modifications Cover
- Limited Mileage Discounts
- Second Car Discounts
For further information, check out our Modified Car Insurance webpage.