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Paris 2008 – Ford Focus RS…

October 6, 2008

Source: Autoblog

Ford’s new Focus RS has made its second European debut and we’ve managed to snag some live shots of the new car on the stand. Covered in Ultra Green (Electric Green Metallic) paint as it is, we could hardly miss it. The new hue is meant to be “a modern interpretation of the 1970’s Ford Le Mans Green.” In that case, perhaps it should be called Grabber Green? Powered by a turbocharged Duratec 2.5L five-cylinder producing about 300 horsepower (223kW) and 325 ft-lbs of torque (440Nm), the new Focus RS is the fastest European Ford ever produced and can hit 60 mph (~100 km/h) in under six seconds. Front-wheel drive was chosen in lieu of all-wheel as the Blue Oval’s ‘RevoKnuckle’ front suspension system along with the (take a breath – ed) Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing limited-slip differential is said to remove all traces of torque steer. Expect to see the new Focus RS in European dealerships sometime in 2009.

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One comment

  1. Like it already but I’ll have to be really something to get me to turn in my 2005 Zx3.That car has been better than any I have ever owned 66,000 mile and not a dimes worth of parts in it.Only change the oil every 3000 miles and I don’t beat the life out of it.



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