Mark Schirmer has his head screwed on straight
which is quite unusual for an auto executive spokesman. There is little crossover between Mustang drivers and Focus drivers.
If the RS is produced, Schirmer believes there is room in the U.S. market for both a Focus RS and Mustang. After all, he said, there are front- and rear-drive enthusiasts, and he reasoned that one model would not hurt sales of the other.
2012 Focus specs: http://media.ford.com/images/10031/2012_Focus_Specs.pdf
2013 Focus specs: http://media.ford.com/images/10031/2013_Focus_Specs.pdf
2013 Focus ST specs: http://media.ford.com/images/10031/2013_FocusST_Specs.pdf