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Old 02-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #111
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The ST almost makes me want to do a sell and buy of my car but not quite. a new RS with AWD...yeah I'd do it. Has to be a couple options available to satisfy all the price-points. options for full leather, HIDs bigger wheels Stainless steel exhaust - carbon fiber front fenders? That way you could slip into one from 27K-32.5K

How much power would this car have? 300HP/325 FT LB TQ?
3300 LB Curb weight? This would equate to 11lbs per HP.
ST is about 12.7lb per HP
The 5.0 Mustang Curb weight I estimate to be around 4200lbs so the 420 HP it pumps out equates to a drivers race between the two cars in a straight line (10HP)

This kind of performance from a RS car seems right. The car would be able to do at LEAST 100MPH in the 1/4 mile and make mince meat out of the Nürburgring making this the fastest RS ever made.

Where's my checkbook! lets whoop some imports!

100 in the quarter BEFORE Tom gets his hands on it. God only knows what Focus Power will do to a monster like that. You'll probably need to upgrade the Haldex controller if it uses one...
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:17 PM   #112
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The SVT was one of the best cars I have ever been behind the wheel of, but even the Fiesta ST will only come in a 5door here...
So by that logic a ZX5 SVT would cease to be one of the best cars you've been behind the wheel of? Two extra doors doesn't make any hatch any less hot... I can't believe so many folks wouldn't buy the ST's just because they don't come in a 3 door.
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After a weekend with this, its possible.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #114
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I can't believe so many folks woulnd't buy the ST's just because they don't come in a 3 door.
That's exactly why I own a VW instead of a Ford right now.

If Ford had brought either a 3 door Fiesta or a 3 door Focus, I'd be driving one. When they bring out a 3 door AWD model --I'll preorder the damn thing and ditch the VW.
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AWD is too expensive and adds too much weight, period. This is the reason it has never happened in any of the Focus or Fiesta lines. It has happened in the Mondeo(Contour/Mystic) with a 2.0L Zetec
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As for Nuerburgring times, it needs to beat the Renault Megane RS Trophy to be the fastest FWD. Something the Chevy Cobalt SS held for a few months.

As for generic off the dealership showroom floor, the Cobalt SS/TC still holds that record.

Next would be the C307 Focus RS.
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Calling BS on that one, real quick.
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AWD is too expensive and adds too much weight, period. This is the reason it has never happened in any of the Focus or Fiesta lines. It has happened in the Mondeo(Contour/Mystic) with a 2.0L Zetec
There's no way a Focus RS costs substantially less than a Golf R which does have a Haldex in the ass end. You may think it's dead weight, but it's safer and more versitile --in addition to increasing traction when you're making big power. An LSD doesn't keep you from getting suck in the mud, and it's no solution to torque steer.
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Calling BS on that one, real quick.
dont be too quick on that. if my memory serves me right, that RS was bought from mexico and, the owner would drive it to meets here in the states. think he even had trouble trying to purchase the car from mexico.
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dont be too quick on that. if my memory serves me right, that RS was bought from mexico and, the owner would drive it to meets here in the states. think he even had trouble trying to purchase the car from mexico.
I couldn't see the pic Stock put up, but if it is the Verde Electrico RS in Chicago, it's the real deal. pkrehbiel has dual citizenship, the car is registered in Mexico.
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