Re: Focus, Fiesta... what's next?
What about the S170 focus engine into the 3 door Fiesta!.. 127Kw in a 1050Kg body.. Clio sport competitor..
No I think Fords got a pretty dam good line up now, they can take that lineup to fight toyota and Holden easy.. However, the Focus S170 needs a performance increase. And a sporty Fiesta wouldn't go astray..
For the Focus, a detuned version of the RS turbo engine I think would do the job, and you don't need all the mega expensive stuff like the brakes, wheels, panels, etc, Standard S170 kit will do just fine.. Should be able to land that for only a few grand more than the S170.. Both Holden and Toyota have turbo 4's like that. There is a market.. Ford has some ingredents to do it better. Or maybe a 2.2L version of the same engine.. and some weight loss..
The S170 engine in the fiesta is a bit overkill.. A 2.0L Zetec should do it, with a 5 speed. 96Kw and 178Nm should be a noticibly improvement over the 1.6L 74Kw and 146Nm. Rear discs from the focus on it.. Bingo..
Falcon fills everything else, and the commerical line up is ok...