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RS fans flock for Focus RS in UK…

September 12, 2008

UK Ford dealers have been swamped with orders for Ford’s new weapon – the Focus RS – with over 1000 orders have been placed for the already named ‘Kermit’ (thanks to its Electric Green Shade metallic paint on the motor show vehicle).

Colours-wise, the above ‘Electric Green Shade’ is the most popular – with some customers leaning towards Frozen White & Electric Blue. Either way – we think it is a looker!

Performance wise – it’s gonna really be a weapon! With a 221kW turbo 5-cyl. 2.5L engine (more commonly found in the Focus ST/XR5T & Volvo C30 in a more… ‘mediocre’, if you like, 166kW form) being driven the new ‘Revoknucle’-equiped front wheels.

This is only the second ever Focus to wear the internationaly-acclaimed RS nameplate, but the first RS came about in 1970 with the hot little Escort RS1600.

With a bit of luck, Ford Australia can make a case to bring this… here we go… hot hatch to Australia…

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