How much did he really have to do with the new RS? The Ford people tell us that when asked, he pushed them very hard for all-wheel drive, and that helped them decide to do it. Block is also credited with helping to come up with the Drift Mode idea and had input on the car's handling. He was also consulted on things like paint colors. He does it all for free because he loves the Focus RS.
I see seat coolers holding more importance in a luxury vehicle like a Lexus where the leathers can get hot on summer days, but in this... I don't know, seems unnecessary.The article mention seat coolers. Now of course purists will say those have no place in a hot hatch. But...I've tried those once, in a Lexus I'd taken for a test drive, and I loved it (the seat cooling, not the car, although it was more than respectable). A gentle breeze to cool down the seat and those things of importance that tend to be close to the seat Absolutely brilliant.
YesSeat heaters and coolers are helpful. It's a performance hatch but also needs to do well with regular driving, plus with heated and cooled seats, you'll be a bit more willing to get out and drive, that among much more powerful motivations