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Old 04-26-2015, 09:28 PM   #41
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damn, need to pull some Fast n Furious on that truck :O!!!
Im with ya, lets go.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:03 AM   #42
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OOH!!! Black with black wheels please
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:29 PM   #43
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anytime i see detroit plates it makes me think these are test cars. wishfull thinking.
the 15 rs is missing diffuser and has tow hook. IMO. especially cause the euro rs with it. NOT 4 US!!!!!!!! looks like several rs on that trailer.

the nice thing is atleast the multispoke rims are showm on that rs in silver. like those better than the suppposed production black rims.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:22 PM   #44
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I read it has auto-start stop as standard equipment. How does that work with a standard transmission.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:27 PM   #45
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It could stop when at a standstill in neutral, clutch engaged (pedal out).

Hit the clutch pedal & the engine fires up so you can move again.
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I see, I thought if every time you came to a stop with the clutch in and the engine shut off would not be good. So only in neutral with the clutch pedal out you would have control of it.
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:40 PM   #47
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Unless you move to Europe or Asia you will not be able to buy the car with the Recaro CS Shell seats. No side airbags and they were not crash certified to FMVSS standards. The base RS Recaro seats will be the only ones available here. If you want to import the parts yourself go right ahead, but it won't be cheap. Ford has said the Recaro RS CS Shell seats are for Europe and Asia only.

The wheels on the show car in the USA are the Forged lightweight alloy wheels, the base multi-spoke wheels as shown on the reveal car.

The wheels are only as wide as the ST wheels (8") afaik so it doesn't stick out very far if at all.

Rear Fog light is not an FMVSS requirement, rather an ECE one so it will not be available due to being unnecessary.

Nitrous blue is the RS exclusive color.

Liquid Blue is not available on any Ford, and is the special show car paint used for the reveal of the Ford Performance range only.
Lot's of good info here.

Although the wheel width would have less to do with whether or not they stick out, than the offset and the fact that it has AWD and an unknown suspension set up.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:10 AM   #48
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Ha Ha about American safety, we have to have an airbag for our butthole, for when someone rear ends us in the fog, but rear fogs aren't required here. In the country that essentially gave birth to independent motor vehicle travel .
I am really having trouble with features Ford felt a need to include to out pace the supposed competition with. IMO, 4 things were needed. POWER, AWD (to lay the power down), handling, and style. Hands down, we all know this car will hit the road able to shove you by the back, keep it's footing, and any Foci has looked better than a Subi of EVO. BUT, where are the RS fenders that command attention" Gone in favor of a 'drift mode'. If you need a mode for that, then chances are you shouldn't be tying that. Not to mention "Auto stop/start" No one is contemplating buying this car as a demonstration in economics. Not to mention selectable exhaust noise. Between those 3 features, it's 5 grand worth of useless bunkum that could have went into the 'available factory tune upgrade', so when you get the car, all you have to think about is DRIVING it. "But I want to..." TOO bad. I want to make my 700/month payment, and not regret my purchase. DIG?
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:29 PM   #49
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It does have some useless "upgrades" and those driving aids are on supercars too and the target buyer of the RS isn't 20 year old fan boys but more likely their dads and not everybody is a race car driver so "drift mode" and all those electronic gizmos make it attractive to a larger buyer market that can afford a $40k car. Some will buy this car and not do anything beyond what I can do in my SE which is a crime.
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i originally asked about the seats and got the response but after some thinking about the recaro shell seats, dont other oem cars come with the shell seats or similar, for instance the evo or the old r32? not sure just a thought, and maybe someone could clarify.

another point why not give the option for the wheels and color scheme that were on the show car as an option. this is what was shown and people fell in love with?
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