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Old 08-06-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Ford working on a new RS


The company’s global boss for small cars, Gunnar Herrmann, revealed to Drive that the third iteration of the hot-hatch was in the works at this week’s Australian launch of the all-new Focus.

“I think we stay with our two-wheel-drive strategy [for the new RS], which I think was well executed [for the previous version],” says Herrmann, Ford’s German vehicle line director for C-segment (small vehicle) platform.

“I think [more power for the next RS] is sustainable. With the limited edition RS500 [sold only in the UK] we went up to 350 horsepower [261kW] and some of our development units with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo that will initially power the ST(247hp), we have them up to 380hp [283kW]. And we even moved torque [upwards].

“And then you really get into engine durability. But [the car] can handle it.”

The new RS, expected in late 2013 or 2014, will continue to employ the so-called ‘Revoknuckle’ suspension. And yes, this one will finally be coming to the U.S.
http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor...804-1id4j.html


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Old 08-06-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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Until I see an RS pass me on a US road, I will not believe that it is coming here.
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it would be great to see an RS build for the US, but, i bet it will not happen.
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Lol 380HP in a FWD car...holycrapwe'retorquesteeringtowardsatree!
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Wow , I really hope they bring that focus over here though.
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I talked with a Ford rep here and he said there is a very great chance that the new RS will make its way over here.
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if it did...how much would it cost??

more than most of us could afford...
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I'll believe it when I see it...
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