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Featured The 2015 Ford Focus RS

Discussion in 'Car Talk' started by Ryan Ogurek, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

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    Ford certainly seems to be starting off 2015 with a new emphasis on performance, and its the European sort of performance as opposed to the traditional fast-in-a-straight-line performance which is so common from American sports cars. Along with the announcement of the new 2015 GT and the 2016 Shelby GT350 and GT350R, comes the 2015 Focus RS - featuring a 2.3L Ecoboost engine which cranks out over 315 horsepower and, better yet, all wheel drive.

    “The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that sets a new benchmark for driving exhilaration on the road and track,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company. “The RS line has a proud history of technical breakthroughs that have migrated to mainstream Ford vehicles to benefit all of our customers, and the new Focus RS is no exception. It’s a great example of our passion for innovation through performance, and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”

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    The Focus RS has certainly been tuned for track performance, Ford brought in the help of rally driver and Gymkhana star, Ken Block, to help ensure every detail of the car adds to the performance experience. The AWD has been tuned for maximum grip and power delivery. A six speed manual transmission gives the driver complete control of that power. The air under the car is managed by the front splitter, "underbody features" and massive rear diffuser. And of course, Recaro seats serve as the centerpiece of the cabin.

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    Perhaps even better news, this year's Focus RS will be the first RS model to be sold around the world, including the US.

    It certainly appears to be huge fun in a small package, and with stunning looks at that. Lets hope this car turns out to be what is expected, as it has some pretty large shoes to fill

    Source: Ford Media
     
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  2. Joao Alves

    Joao Alves
    Premium Member

    I bet that'd be a mighty fun car to own!
     
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  3. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    Oooh I want!
     
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  4. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    That was so badly needed as the previous RS could hardly cope with all those horses on the frontwheels.

    Great looking car now they have pictured it in classy blue instead of that screaming green. Only thing I need to get used to is that odd front that looks like it's directly taken from the Ford Ka :whistling:. Also don't want to know how much such a car will cost in this country :)
     
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  5. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    Sadly, just the same as the GT, GT350R, and the Raptor the liquid blue color they used for the reveal is not available.:(
     
  6. Akis

    Akis
    Over 9000 Premium Member

    Nice design! Hope it comes in a 3 door version too.
     
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  7. Now I want to change out my Ford Focus station wagon :(
     
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  8. the only thing I don't like is the plastic bar on the front bumper.
     
  9. Hmm i was thinking Mazda 3 2.5 manual but this sounds nice! Wonder how much?
     
  10. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
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    I bet it's in the $30k USD range. Finally Ford has a car to compete against the Subi WRX and Evo12 or 13 or whatever. The Mustang with the same engine sits on the lot at around $32k USD RWD only.
     
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  11. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Man! i like the looks of this more than the 2015 Mustangs :thumbsup:
     
  12. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    In Canada the Ecoboost Mustang starts at $41000...lol! :thumbsdown:
     
  13. Mitsu officially stopped EVOLUTION project after last EVO X.