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    Official Production Pics and Details

    The fastest Ford hot hatch ever is finally here!

    Following a scene-stealing debut at the British Motor Show in the summer, the 160mph-plus Focus RS has arrived in showroom-ready form at last – and Auto Express has the latest details and all the official pictures.

    Painted Performance Blue, the car evokes memories of the 1992 Escort RS Cosworth and original Focus RS MkI.

    But the new model takes hot hatch performance to another level, with a limited-slip diff, unique suspension and a potent 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine which will power it from 0-60mph in less than six seconds.

    And although prices have yet to be confirmed, it will cost less than £25,000.

    Already 1,500 people have put down an order for the newcomer, and they will be relieved to see that the RS's agressive look remains faithful to the stunning concept.

    Up front, there’s a gloss black grille, plus circular spotlights and bonnet air intakes, while the rear gets a spoiler inspired by Ford’s world rally contender and a diffuser with twin exhaust pipes.
    Completing the look are 19-inch multispoke alloys wrapped in low-profile tyres. Inside, the RS boasts Recaro seats with body-coloured detailing, carbon fibre trim on the centre console and a brushed aluminium gearlever.

    Under the bonnet lies a 296bhp version of the five-cylinder unit from the Focus ST. It rockets the RS from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds and on to a theoretical top speed in excess of 160mph, although production models will be electronically limited to 155mph.

    Transmitting the power to the road is an Automatic Torque Biasing limited-slip differential, which was developed by British engineering specialist Quaife. It works in conjunction with Ford’s new RevoKnuckle suspension – a modified MacPherson strut set-up with special geometry – to maximise traction and limit torque steer. Uprated stability control, a wider track, lowered ride height and bigger brakes complete the package.

    Expect luxurious standard kit, while exterior colours include the Performance Blue seen here, Frozen White and Ultimate Green, the shade of the British Motor Show car. Customer deliveries of the Focus RS begin in March.

    If you ask me it looks far better in Green.

  • #2
    pure sex


    • #3
      Originally posted by hutch924 View Post
      pure sex

      lol would you swap the Nurb for one?


      • #4


        • #5
          Don't like that rear end. Looks like it was made in Chavland and looks nothing like the concept to me.


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            • #7
              i don't know lol


              • #8
                i'd swap the missus for one never mind a burg

                going to have to go to a local Ford dealer to have a look

                very very tempted by the RS.
                Tuned by RnD Motorsport


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Somerset Bumpkin View Post
                  Don't like that rear end. Looks like it was made in Chavland and looks nothing like the concept to me.

                  Looks like a fiesta lol.

                  This has to be the only view i dislike


                  • #10
                    i like it,


                    • #11
                      I'm also tempted by this...


                      • #12
                        Don't like it Sorry!
                        Corsa Has Left The Building


                        • #13
                          ultimate green is a 500quid option, and they are limiting the number that can be painted in that colour


                          • #14
                            Not too keen either, the bodykit looks a bit cartoony to me, over egged the pudding a bit, the ST500 looks better imo ..


                            • #15
                              This is going to be a serious competitor for us VXR drivers.

                              But i have to say it looks gorgeous!