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The 2003 Ford Focus ZX3 (Gen. 1) is a standard range model of the first generation Ford Focus, which was first introduced in 1998 as a replacement for the Ford Escort.

It is powered by a 2.0L DOHC I4 engine and features a 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic gearbox. It is capable of going from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 8.7 seconds and has a limited top speed of 104 mph (167 km/h).

The Focus ZX3 was produced alongside a high-performance SVT variant for the North American market.


Need for Speed: Underground

The Focus ZX3 appears in Need for Speed: Underground and is unlocked in Underground Mode event #8 - "Atlantica Challenge".

It shows above average acceleration compared to other hatchbacks and also handles well, but is only able to reach a moderate top speed.

Need for Speed: Underground 2

The Focus ZX3 appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2 and is one of the cars that are available from the beginning of the career mode.

It has average acceleration, however, its handling is well suited, making it one of the fastest cornering Stage 1 cars, but its biggest drawback is its low top speed.

Being best used in Circuit, Street X, and Drift, it is capable of high-speed cornering. When fully upgraded, it also becomes competitive in Drag.

Unlock Available from the beginning
0 - 60 mph 0 - 100 mph Top Speed Torque Power
Stock 8.71 seconds 25.23 seconds 125.0 mph (201 km/h) 134.2 ft-lb 130.4 bhp
Fully Upgraded 3.08 seconds 8.10 seconds 210.0 mph (338 km/h) 332.7 ft-lb 426.5 bhp

Need for Speed: Underground Rivals

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The Focus ZX3 appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $18,000.