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Old 03-29-2013, 09:29 PM   #141
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If they make it, Europe is sure to get it and those of us in the U.S. won't...which is usually how it goes.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #142
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You all should start paying very close attention to what is being said in Europe in the near future.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:10 PM   #143
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I'll re-quote this as too many people throw out prices based on other countries prices. Which aren't even or fair. Exchange rates and comparing prices of things like the ST here and the UK give a better idea of what it will cost.

The last Focus RS sold for 24k in pritish pounds. Using the echange rate that would be $37890... But here is the catch. The ST there costs $34752, and ours costs $24450. So...

Our ST costs about 70% of what their ST costs. (24450/34752 = .703)

Using that as a base, the last RS would have cost $26636 as a base. (Remember the last RS was significantly cheaper than the new one will be, as the MK2 ST was cheaper too.)

As I stated before low 30s isn't out of the question based on the above math I don't think.
It would need to be assembled here in North America (which includes Canada and Mexico) to be reasonable in price and most likely at the Wayne MI plant which already assembles all Focuses. So you're basically talking about taking a Focus ST and deleting the old front suspension, non-LS differential and 2.0 liter 250 hp engine on the ST and adding the Revo Knuckle suspension, mechanical (hopefully) LS differential and 2.3 liter 300+ hp engine? If the brakes, wheels, tires or more are upgraded over the ST it could be more added to the window sticker but it would be nice to keep as many common parts with the ST as possible to keep costs down.

Here's some recent articles on the hopefully coming to America Focus RS.

https://wot.motortrend.com/spied-for...rs-349157.html

https://wot.motortrend.com/we-hear-f...#axzz2Osh6BwMn
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:03 PM   #144
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So you're saying a Cobalt SS performed better than the Focus RS on the Nürburgring?

Damn I checked. 07 Cobalt SS= 8:22.85 Ford Focus RS= 8:26

The Cobalt was driven by an unnamed person for Motortrend. The Focus was driven by Horst Von Saurma, a regular "Ring" driver. All I can say, is WTF? I guess it must have the magnetic shocks and suspension similar to the ZL1 and Caddy. I'll have to look that up. Either way =RS, sorry, but facts is facts. That's fairly sorry to have a limited edition car upstaged by a craptacular run of the mill Korean designed American labeled tird muffin with a turbo.
LOL, yeah thats pretty bad... ford will need to do better. The RS needs to be effing mean, awd, and practically priced. Price it like a new STi, pushing 40k (which I think is absolutely ridiculous, but that's what it's gonna be. Remember back in the day when STi's were 30k? What happened to that?)
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #145
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:56 PM   #146
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Wow I'm glad i didn't jump in a new car yet. I might have to stretch this out to see if this does come true.
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It would need to be assembled here in North America (which includes Canada and Mexico) to be reasonable in price and most likely at the Wayne MI plant which already assembles all Focuses. So you're basically talking about taking a Focus ST and deleting the old front suspension, non-LS differential and 2.0 liter 250 hp engine on the ST and adding the Revo Knuckle suspension, mechanical (hopefully) LS differential and 2.3 liter 300+ hp engine? If the brakes, wheels, tires or more are upgraded over the ST it could be more added to the window sticker but it would be nice to keep as many common parts with the ST as possible to keep costs down.

Here's some recent articles on the hopefully coming to America Focus RS.

https://wot.motortrend.com/spied-for...rs-349157.html

https://wot.motortrend.com/we-hear-f...#axzz2Osh6BwMn
It will NOT be built in the US.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:17 PM   #149
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With STs collecting dust on a few lots it's hard to imagine Ford releasing an even more pricey version of a Focus.
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Remember back in the day when STi's were 30k? What happened to that?)

10 years ago you could get the Focus SVT for under $15k (yes the MSRP was closer to $20k but were leaving the dealers for much less) and the STI came out with a $32k pricetag with no radio,cruise or A/C so once you added a few practical goodies that number was quickly over $35k which has morphed past $40k which is why I went used and out of state to find a good deal on an STI which I found one with under 4000 miles on it for $32k and included a tuner and a stage 1 reflash.
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