Focus RS - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > General Car Chat Lounge

General Car Chat Lounge Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-25-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
hockeyfreak08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89203
Location: Wyandotte, MI
What I Drive: 2010 Blue Flame SES (MT)

Posts: 16
Points 308, Level 6
Points: 308, Level: 6 Points: 308, Level: 6 Points: 308, Level: 6
Level Up 16% Completed
Level up: 16% Level up: 16% Level up: 16%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 hockeyfreak08 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Focus RS

found this article. What do you guys think? http://wot.motortrend.com/we-hear-fo...rs-110545.html


Quote:
Ford engineers may be working on a higher-performance Focus RS hatchback. A new report from Auto Express suggests that the RS is still on track and could pack 380 hp into a new coupe body.

The report suggests that the new Focus RS will squeeze as much as 380 hp out of a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine. That would make the new Focus RS more powerful than the prior-generation’s 350-hp Focus RS500. Power will go only to the front wheels, necessitating Ford’s RevoKnuckle suspension design and torque-vectoring traction control to help the Focus RS transmit all its power to the road. AE believes the Focus RS will accomplish the 0-to-60-mph sprint in as little as 5.5 seconds. The Focus RS500 hit 62 mph in 5.6 seconds, according to Ford’s numbers.

The Focus RS would, like the Focus ST, most likely be offered as a five-door hatchback. Ford is reportedly considering a two-door coupe model, but a three-door hatch design is unlikely. AE says that the Focus RS is “at least” two years away from launch.

A spokesman from Ford’s SVT group in the U.S. previously wouldn’t confirm or deny whether a Focus RS was in the cards. He told us the company was working hard on launching the Focus ST, and noted that Ford’s RS models are “a real special occasion.” For now, we’d probably be satisfied with the ST alone — Ford hasn’t offered a hotted-up Focus in the states since production of the SVT Focus ended in 2004.

Fortunately, fans of hot-hatch products from the Blue Oval won’t have to wait much longer, as Ford has confirmed that the 247-hp Focus ST will bow in production form at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. It may be joined in Frankfurt by the Fiesta ST, which is expected to extract between 180 and 200 hp from a 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline-four engine.



Read more: http://wot.motortrend.com/we-hear-fo...#ixzz1dIimHlmF



hockeyfreak08 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
You like this.
 
MichSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Fan#: 49693
Location: Michigan, United States
What I Drive: 2005 Mazda RX-8, 99 Jeep TJ

Posts: 1,693
FF Reputation: 5 MichSVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
I think that Motor Trend is garbage (always) but a hotter Focus in North America would be cool
__________________
. /_________\ .
(]]]___o___[[[)
|\_o______o_/|
|_|.............|_|
MichSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
Hatch Nation #136
 
benkap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86366
Location: Catlett, VA
What I Drive: 2003 Mineral Grey Metallic ZX3

Posts: 2,043
FF Reputation: 14 benkap Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
"The Focus RS would, like the Focus ST, most likely be offered as a five-door hatchback. Ford is reportedly considering a two-door coupe model, but a three-door hatch design is unlikely."

God D#%! it Ford. Give me a three door!
__________________
Drive it like you stole it.
benkap is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2011, 02:19 PM   #4
Turböner
 
WiscoGTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Fan#: 70225
Location: Watertown, WI
What I Drive: 2002 VW GTI

Posts: 9,397
Points 166,991, Level 100
Points: 166,991, Level: 100 Points: 166,991, Level: 100 Points: 166,991, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 33 WiscoGTI Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (9)
America won't see an RS. Lol.

But.. IF we did.. I would want a 3-door hatch. Get outta here with that 5-door nonsense. That's what we have the new ST for. The RS should.. NEEDS to remain a 3 door. Just like it is in Europe.
WiscoGTI is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
Flipping Rockstar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 57165
Location: 512, TX
What I Drive: Black 02 SVT #2998

Posts: 16,788
FF Reputation: 28 jmiller_1974 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
What do I think? I think I've given up on Ford bringing anything to the table that even resembles a hot hatch to the USA, and I think Motor Trend is about as useful to Me as TMZ.
__________________
dreamspeed
jmiller_1974 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2011, 03:10 PM   #6
Hatch Nation #136
 
benkap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86366
Location: Catlett, VA
What I Drive: 2003 Mineral Grey Metallic ZX3

Posts: 2,043
FF Reputation: 14 benkap Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmiller_1974 View Post
What do I think? I think I've given up on Ford bringing anything to the table that even resembles a hot hatch to the USA, and I think Motor Trend is about as useful to Me as TMZ.
The ST should at least be a warm hatch.
__________________
Drive it like you stole it.
benkap is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2011, 03:17 PM   #7
Flipping Rockstar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 57165
Location: 512, TX
What I Drive: Black 02 SVT #2998

Posts: 16,788
FF Reputation: 28 jmiller_1974 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Lukewarm, at best. It has too many doors, and that's coming from a sedan owner, lol.
__________________
dreamspeed
jmiller_1974 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2011, 03:26 PM   #8
Focus Fanatic
 
xxMichaelAnthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58459
Location: Orange County, CA, CA
What I Drive: 2001 CD Silver ZX3

Posts: 2,571
Points 15,613, Level 80
Points: 15,613, Level: 80 Points: 15,613, Level: 80 Points: 15,613, Level: 80
Level Up 53% Completed
Level up: 53% Level up: 53% Level up: 53%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 20 xxMichaelAnthony Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
A little birdie on my shoulder said we should be seeing a new SVT by 2013
__________________
http://effyeahfordcars.tumblr.com
[HOONIGAN]
iTroll
xxMichaelAnthony is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #9
Captain Retard
 
Missourileo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Fan#: 55980
Location: Arnold, MO
What I Drive: 2002 Black SVT ZX3,93 SVT Lightning

Posts: 2,543
Points 5,414, Level 47
Points: 5,414, Level: 47 Points: 5,414, Level: 47 Points: 5,414, Level: 47
Level Up 32% Completed
Level up: 32% Level up: 32% Level up: 32%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 20 Missourileo Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
nuff said

Quote:
Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post
A little birdie on my shoulder said we should be seeing a new SVT by 2013

Nuff said
__________________
"It's the Veteran who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag."
Midwest crew #36
Hatch Nation#50
January 2010 ROTM
Missourileo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2011, 06:16 PM   #10
Turböner
 
WiscoGTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Fan#: 70225
Location: Watertown, WI
What I Drive: 2002 VW GTI

Posts: 9,397
Points 166,991, Level 100
Points: 166,991, Level: 100 Points: 166,991, Level: 100 Points: 166,991, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 33 WiscoGTI Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (9)
An SVT what? Focus? I thought SVT already confirmed they were done with the Focus..
WiscoGTI is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1