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Old 02-23-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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The Amazing new Focus RS


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The big question, of course, is whether Ford really has managed to develop a front suspension system that enables the RS to deploy its 301bhp and 324lb ft without feeling like an unguided Exocet missile. And we’re glad to report that the answer is a resounding, faintly befuddled “you bet”.

What happens when you select second gear and give it full beans in the RS frankly feels like some form of miracle, because even on a rough or wet surface the car takes off without drama, feeling for all the world as if it is four, not two-wheel drive. Considering how much raw thrust there is – Ford claims 0-60mph in 5.9sec, 0-100mph in 14sec dead and a top speed of 163mph – it’s quite weird to begin with. You even wonder whether they’re fibbing about how many wheels are being driven.

In the event this is just one of many tricks which the extraordinary new Focus RS has up its sleeve. What we are talking about is a car that really does shred the rule book on front-wheel-drive dynamics, but one that’s also civilised and well mannered enough to live with every day.

And when you do go for it, do not expect to be disappointed. Even with as little as 1800rpm showing it goes, and goes hard, in all of the first five gears. In sixth you need to wait until just over 2000rpm before the whirlwind of torque begins to blow you, and then throw you, towards the horizon.
Article http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Ford-Focus-2.5T-RS/238343/



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Old 02-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:12 PM   #3
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This is the reason, look at the competition at the end of the video

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I wonder how much it would be to import one, like $50,000?
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Gustafson- those models are offered in Europe as well so it can't be the sole basis for Ford's US market decision which is not set in stone yet ( please god don't let me regret dat statement). I do feel a bit cheated its not AWD but oh well just the fact that it can hang with the EVO & 135i is an achievement in itself... On a side note who are these 'brit cuckold' Top Gear wannabes did you see the last guy trying to drift the bimmer haha FAIL!
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I feel cheated because they don't bring it to the U.S. If they don't release some type of Focus with Eco Boost in the Next Generation, it will be a terrible mistake... We need this car! Or at least the ST225!
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I'd like to get the ST225
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I wonder how much it would be to import one, like $50,000?
unfortunately waaay more as you would have to get at least a couple, do crash testing, make it meet all emissions and 5mph standards.......
sucks too bc i would get a 2nd job in order to buy one of those lol
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