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Top Gear: Focus RS

Hot on the heels of its 2007 World Rally Championship triumph, Ford has serious plans to get back into the hyperhatch market alongside the Subaru WRX STI with an all-new Focus RS in 2009.
Yes, 2009, not 2008. Ford will show a finished concept Focus RS at this year's... [Read More]
 

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Top Gear: Focus RS

Hot on the heels of its 2007 World Rally Championship triumph, Ford has serious plans to get back into the hyperhatch market alongside the Subaru WRX STI with an all-new Focus RS in 2009.
Yes, 2009, not 2008. Ford will show a finished concept Focus RS at this year's... [Read More]
:dro: I was looking at getting the current gen XR4 Fetiva(ST). now I really want the 2009 XR5 Focus...



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wowza!!!

That is HAWT!!!

With the right diff and tires, power is just slightly more than what can be managed. I like that.

Besides, AWD will add lots of cost and weight and less fuel economy. No thanks.
 

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The new Focus RS is so BADASS! Euro hatches are sweet, I wish our compact hatches and such were half as cool as euro ones! I would have one of these in a heartbeat, heck I would even love to have one of the old Escort Cosworths! Only bad thing about the new RS is the lack of AWD. Which seems to put it out of competition of the cars it is trying to compete with(STi & Evo)!
 

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I wonder how similar the global focus that we're getting in NA in a few years will be?
 

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Fuel economy in a hot hatch? I got one word for you.. Aveo

I guess you could say the same word for cost and weight too, huh?

I still think the power will be managable, but juuuuust barely.
And if that makes it more affordable for many, then Ford made the right choice.
 

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Ford, I don't understand you. :confused:

Ummm, youtube the Focus RS, and what you will see is video after video where they praise it as it crushes all competitors. Why some of you think it won't again is puzzling.

Wait, oh yes...this is a GM site afterall;)
 
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