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Old 04-23-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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Focus RS8

What ever happened to this. I would love to own one of these.

http://www.rsportscars.com/eng/cars/focus_rs8.asp


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Old 04-23-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
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What do you mean whatever happened to it? It was a one-off show car designed to showcase the "Cammer" engine and the availability of the conversion kits through FRPP - if you want one you'll have to make your own.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:36 PM   #3
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Actually there was an article on here about a week or two ago that had some higher up from Ford saying that they have put to much money into it to just scrap it. I'm not sure if it was just the RS or the RS8 though.
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I thought that Ford was actually thinking about putting it into production.
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i doubt they make it production. light car + huge engine = death
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I thought that Ford was actually thinking about putting it into production.
Where on Earth did you hear that?

Ford spent an estimated $104,960 to build and tweak the RS8 (at the time of press for a Motor Trend article that was published in Aug 2004). The same MT article estimated that to build one yourself would cost about $65,737. Even if Ford put it into production it would cost an arm and a leg, and there's 100 other valid reasons why a vehicle like that would never make production. It's a show car, and the best you can hope for is Ford won't have it crushed into a cube and recycled (most show cars are destroyed); perhaps someday then you can see it in a museum somewhere.
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i doubt they make it production. light car + huge engine = death
lol true
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it would be competition to the mustang in the US
the #1 no no of ford in the US
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ford sucks they bring out a car or motor and it never gets taken to the people take the dohc 427 they brought out years ago never became a production motor! it made to much power
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....Or the Lightning Bolt. I would've taken a loan out for 10 years if I had to in order to get that truck. I think the Lightning Bolt and that RS8 would be two vehicles that I could be happy with forever.
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