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Old 03-26-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Focus RS Running The Ring

Well it seems the Focus has been running the ring, and has posted a very impressive time for a de-tuned version. Ford plans on testing it again in the next week to its full potential in hopes of defeating the Renult.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/26/f...-class-record/


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wow 8:15?! the GTR ran a 7:38. ill take 2 :)
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and its a de-tuned version!!
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anyone know what the sti ran???
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RS has Maximum torque of 440Nm comes in at 2,500 rpm and stays til 5,500rpm.

OMG OMG OMG...
2500 rpm?? that is early... and will stay till 5500 rpm!!
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and its a de-tuned version!!
Just to clarify, the detuned RS did it in 8:27, still a few tenths short of the Cobalt SS. Ford is trying to beat the current record holder for hot hatchs at the ring, the Renaultsport Megane R26.R, which got a 8:16. The Renault was using toyo track tires, so Ford plans on testing some sticker rubber as well. I'm assuming these times will also represent the fastest fwd cars aslo.

The new STi I don't believe has done an official lap time at the ring. It was tested and tuned there but I can't seem to find any official times. The new STi better go under the knife or else I don't see why people would buy one when you can pick up a WRX which will run away from its older brother, who's suppose to be the big dog. Somehow, the new wrx is faster then the STi...why subbie let that happen idk.

Anyway here are some Ring lap times for you to absorb to see just how fast 8:12 is.

Scroll down and you'll see the production car list. Take notice of what other cars are hovering around the times Ford is trying to meet, and also where the Focus ST and the previous RS came in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring_lap_times
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Dang if it run 8.12 it is going to be faster than Evo IX
and just 2 sec shy of Viper GTS...
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Dang if it run 8.12 it is going to be faster than Evo IX
and just 2 sec shy of Viper GTS...
and it is only a 5cyclinder
Faster then alot of things lol.
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i know... RS me likey...
but too much money...
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me likey too, but me doubty it will come to the US, i wish it would, i may even import one to the US when i graduate!! lol
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