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Old 10-21-2006, 06:50   #1 (permalink)
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EU:Spied:Ford Focus RS

Spied: Ford Focus RS

Super-Focus poised to take on EVO X in Europe.

BY STEVE SILER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY HANS G. LEHMANN/HIDDEN IMAGE
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Tantamount to rubbing salt in the long-bleeding wounds of American Blue-oval enthusiasts, Ford TeamRS (the European equivalent of SVT) is preparing yet another hot-rod morsel based on its Euro-only Focus: the Focus RS. Though on the outside this test mule looks just like the three-door Focus ST, a turbocharged front driver with a 225-hp five-cylinder engine, certain items like a larger front air intake and unique wheels portend that this one might be, um, special. As in a 300 horsepower, all-wheel-drive special.

How do we know? According to our source, as these shots were snapped, the driver put his foot down, which was followed shortly by the “rally-like sound of a dump valve while shifting gears” and an exhaust note that simply couldn’t be confused with that of the ST’s more modest motor. Oh yeah, and the fact that the re******t rocket-like acceleration came unaccompanied by either any high-pitched squealing or clouds of white smoke from either front tire.

The last time a Focus RS was offered was in 2003 (back when Europe got the same Focus we still get over here), making this one long overdue. Hmm. We’re thinking this could be the perfect thing to fill the garage of a Southern France timeshare. Anyone game to go in with us?
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300bhp from the fastest Ford hatch ever – Ford's Focus RS

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Don’t be fooled by the looks of this test car. It is not the ordinary Ford Focus ST but the brand-new Focus RS. Looking closer at the front end one can see the bigger air intakes and the driver helps drawing the photographers attention by giving him the finger and putting his foot down. The sound of the 300-bhp engine was unmistakable, just like the car’s fast acceleration with four-wheel-drive and the rally-like sound of that dump valve while shifting gears. Add some wide fenders, a more aggressive front end styling and you have the Focus RS, a true competitor to the upcoming EVO X.



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That is awesome if it is 300hp and AWD.

I would buy one of these in a flash if I could afford it.
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If that sold in americano one would by a mustang, cuz that focus is so much better looking and performing than anything ford usa has got to offer, cept the stang and gt
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