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Seems like Ford will be fitting the Focus Rs with a spider screen to keep spiders out of the cabin and fuel lines. This was from a Australian news site so I can see how the screen is geographically relevant.
It doesn't seem to be new technology either as something similar was implemented in the US in 2004 to keep the yellow sac spiders out and they have been improving it over the years.

The cylindrical screens work by blocking the access to certain open parts in the engine bay, but still allow air flow.
Hopefully this will keep the fuel lines clean of spiders and other insects.

Link to Article: http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/ford-invents-spider-screen-to-keep-the-sneaky-buggers-out-of-your-car/story-fnjwucvh-1227472486203
 

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Not sure if mirror.co.uk is correct about this but it seems like the North American Yellow Sac spider like to live inside a car's the fuel vapor line to get high off sniffing fuel. Most likely not the sole reason but I thought it was interesting and luckily Focus RS' spider screens should block them too.
 
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