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Post by fordman6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:42 am

Source: WorldCarFans.com

Ford have finally confirmed the rally car-inspired Focus RS superhatch for production, releasing this first official teaser photo ahead of its 2008 expected premiere, the model following proudly in the footsteps of its original RS and RS Cosworth Escort predecessors. Caught earlier this year doing the development rounds on the Nurburgring, the RS hot hatch is set to re-draw the line between performance and value.


Power will come from a modified version of Volvo's turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine with power produced expected at 280 hp and torque of 400 lb.-ft, propelling the RS somewhat beyond that of the 225 hp ST model. The RS will face tough competition from that of the new Mitsubishi Evo X and Subaru Impreza STi.

Expected performance upgrades include the stiffening and lowering of suspension as well as upgraded brakes, while exterior design features will get a significant upgrade from 'kinetic' to 'racy'. Styling enhancements will include blistered wheel arches, bonnet air vents, new wings and spoilers - the interior boasting a sportier, more coseted environment. All the enhancements will bid to give the RS as much ethos aesthetically as it will deliver dynamically.

The production model Focus RS is set debut in 2008 with a late that year or early 2009 introduction - stay tuned for further details.

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Post by Admin_Holden on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:45 am

I saw that a couple of weeks ago, but anyway it's really good.



















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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:46 am

It looks like the Mondeo.
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Post by fordman6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:48 am

HSVLVR wrote:It looks like the Mondeo.

As will every new Euro Ford from now on. It's called the 'Kinetic' design, made to make Ford more 'united' (or what ever they rekon! lol)
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Post by fordman6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:50 am

Admin_Holden wrote:I saw that a couple of weeks ago, but anyway it's really good.

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Arh, you saw the 'lukewarm' XR5T version (made to fill in the waiting time for the RS lol)
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Post by Admin_Holden on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:50 am

Hello, David. That means it looks like the new Falcon as well doesn't it?
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Post by fordman6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:51 am

Admin_Holden wrote:Hello, David. That means it looks like the new Falcon as well doesn't it?

The Falc will have Mondeo in it, yes.
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:52 am

Admin_Holden wrote:That means it looks like the new Falcon as well doesn't it?

It could be. Half of the new falcon, (from what I've seen) looks like a complete rip off of the VE.
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Post by Admin_Holden on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:53 am

And this will be our last imported Focus I think, since they are made in Oz in 2014. I seem to like the German ones Sad
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Post by fordman6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:59 am

Admin_Holden wrote:And this will be our last imported Focus I think, since they are made in Oz in 2014. I seem to like the German ones Sad

Hey, in 2011 we just make em here, we don't get different model! So we still get German quality! Smile
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Post by fordman6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:01 am

HSVLVR wrote:It could be. Half of the new falcon, (from what I've seen) looks like a complete rip off of the VE.

Well, Ford confirmed the Orion has NO inspiration from the VE or any other GM cars for that matter. Also, what pics did you see?
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:01 am

Hey, in 2011 we just make em here, we don't get different model! So we still get German quality! Smile

Isn't Ford Aus just making the engines and then they're importing the chassis here from Germany?
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Post by Admin_Holden on Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:07 am

Yeah, there could be a point there.
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Post by fordman6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:10 am

HSVLVR wrote:Isn't Ford Aus just making the engines and then they're importing the chassis here from Germany?

It is gonna be like a kit car. All parts impoted and we put it together...
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Post by Admin_Holden on Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:12 am

Yeah, I like the sound of that. Roush Australia, anyone?
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:17 am

Admin_Ford wrote:It is gonna be like a kit car. All parts impoted and we put it together...

That's a bit stupid, just get them to assemble it. Why are they doing that for, to say that it's "built" here?


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Post by fordman6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:24 am

HSVLVR wrote:Why are they doing that for, to say that it's "built" here?

That and it'll create jobs and lots of money for FoA...
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