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The RS body is as advanced as the engine, made from a newly developed Fibre-reinforced plastic, it is extremely strong, leightweight and of course, completely corrosion restistant. As you can see, the distinctive bodywork is also highly aerodynamic. Windtunnel testing showed a fully competitive drag co-efficient with today's advanced aerodynamic designs.

To ensure that the RS, sets equally high standars of roadholding, the engine is mounted midship for optimum weight distribution - the front rear split is 45:55. At each corner, ther's a wide, low-profile radial tyre and all-roudn, fully independent suspension to give an unbeatable combination of a supple, well-damped ride together with excellent levels of grip in all conditions and over all road surfaces. The stopping power to handle the performance is provided by ventilated discs front and rear, backed-up by a responsive servo to give safe, progressive braking.

The innovation continues on the inside. Full instrumentation is provided by a singel Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). Sensors monitor all mechanical, safety and electrical functions is addition to road speed, and all this information is displayed as easy to read graphics on the screen. In the RS/1, both seats have their own built in ventilation system, from the heater, air is fed directly into the seat backs and cushions with the temperture being regulated by the heater controls creating a perfect driving environment the whole year round.