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Old 05-04-2009, 01:30 PM   #71
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Ford paid for that one, it has a manufacturer plate on it. That baby is owned by Ford...
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:33 PM   #72
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It also has the Ford internal ID number on the windshield (the yellow block of stickers in the top-center).
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:42 PM   #73
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wow that is amazing
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:47 PM   #74
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wow i want one
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:54 PM   #75
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I've been thinking about why that RS is in the U.S.
-- Probably to check a number of things
1) Suspension setting calibration for U.S. roads (I hope they don't confine their testing to Michigan roads.......)
2) Public reaction - to guage interest (Attention Ford: Park it in a shopping mall - preferably out front. A little side street ain't gonna cut it.)

Anybody think of some more reasons?

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Old 05-04-2009, 02:01 PM   #76
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that is downtown royal oak. they get a decent amount of traffic through there. so it would get seen alot

im pissed i didnt see it! i live a mile from there
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I've been thinking about why that RS is in the U.S.
-- Probably to check a number of things
1) Suspension setting calibration for U.S. roads (I hope they don't confine their testing to Michigan roads.......)
2) Public reaction - to guage interest (Attention Ford: Park it in a shopping mall - preferably out front. A little side street ain't gonna cut it.)

Anybody think of some more reasons?
I'm thinking that there are some domestic guys who haven't had a chance to test it over in Europe and are waiting in line to strap in and hit that push button ignition. There could also be a magazine who paid a good penny to be the first rag to test the RS at the nearby test facility.

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Old 05-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #78
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People that aren't from MI probably don't know but Royal Oak is home to Dream Cruise, which is a massive car show/cruise weekend. Anyway, let's hope its not a one time thing, I'd like to see one parked behind my house!!
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Id like to see that parked nest to my dad's mustang in the garage.
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I don't like white on a lot of cars but this thing looks freakin awesome!!!!
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