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Old 10-03-2012, 11:32 PM   #11
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It might have a 2.3L engine pushing well above 300hp through a Revoknucle (read: proper, mechanical LSD) and it might only be a 3 door design.

And its up in the air if it ever comes to America.
The RevoKnuckle system is a specific type of MacPherson strut suspension design. Whether the mythical new Focus RS gets a mechanical limited slip differential is a separate issue. The 2013 Focus ST doesn't have either system.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:29 AM   #12
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Following the merger of Ford's North American Special Vehicle Team (SVT), the European TeamRS and the Australian FPV divisions[37] to the development of Ford's global performance vehicles, Ford's Advanced Product Creation and Performance Vehicles director Hermann Salenbauch announced that the decision to sell Ford Focus RS/SVT to North America depends on feedback from the media and customers.[38] However, the product would only appear 2 years after the release of the third generation Focus models.[39] On August 4, 2011 Ford's global boss for small cars, Gunnar Herrmann, revealed to magazine Drive that the third iteration of the hot-hatch was in the works. New RS will be FWD with more than 305 hp (227 KW) which will be transferred to the road with so-called ‘Revoknuckle’ suspension. The new RS is expected in late 2013 or 2014 both in Europe, North America and the rest of the world.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:29 AM   #13
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The wiki entry references this article: http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor...804-1id4j.html

Which doesn't mention anything about a North American version, unless I missed something.
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it says right in the wiki ad that it depends ENTIRELY on our feedback as a market.....meaning if the ST sells like hotcakes and people voice a desire for the RS the chances of us getting one GREATLY increase...
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They need to make the RS available to us in AWD. But the price...

What would ST versus RS sales be if it's not AWD?

also, as a VW fan, I'm used to having my bubble burst on models we can't have in the good old USA.
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They need to make the RS available to us in AWD. But the price...

What would ST versus RS sales be if it's not AWD?

also, as a VW fan, I'm used to having my bubble burst on models we can't have in the good old USA.

There was another post on the site where somebody said they knew a ford engineer that said a AWD ST was also being developed.
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The RevoKnuckle system is a specific type of MacPherson strut suspension design. Whether the mythical new Focus RS gets a mechanical limited slip differential is a separate issue. The 2013 Focus ST doesn't have either system.
^^^This.

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They need to make the RS available to us in AWD. But the price...
The Focus will never be AWD. Even top-of-the-line RS500's were still only FWD. As for pricing, I would have to imagine that in order for it to be marketable that it can't top $36k.

I think that Ford would do good to make an attempt to gauge marketability in the states, even if it was a one-year run and possibly took a loss. Maybe a limited run of 500? Idk. But they aren't going to have an idea of what us Mericans will open our wallets for if they don't at least give it a shot.

Never know, we might surprise them

Edit: In all honesty, even though I am die-hard Focus loverboy, I see the future RS being a Fiesta. I think that they would probably due better thanks to the Ken Block fanboys...
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