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Re: Focus RS
October 15, 2015 10:47PM
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Engine has gone through certification, original numbers of 345hp/325ft-lb are wrong.

It's 350hp/350ft-lb.

I'm calling BS on those numbers...at least in Denver. Got to drive one on it's last cross country trip. Amazing mid-range (350 torques totally believable), but above 5k it really started to fall off. Stock 05 Evo felt like it had a better top end, but you do have to wind up the evo a bit more.

AWD system was interesting...but I've been sliding RWD stuff around a bunch more lately. Still feel like there's a little bit of the FWD first, then AWD kicks in, but I really only got to toss it around a couple corners in moderate anger. Since a bunch of it is computer controlled, entirely possible a flash could take care of the lag.

Other things - seats really nice & supportive, and car is too low for gravel.

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Re: Focus RS
October 16, 2015 08:46AM
After seeing that picture, is anyone else waiting for the egg to pop out?

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Re: Focus RS
October 16, 2015 01:24PM
Now i am.



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Re: Focus RS
March 01, 2016 10:50PM
Well I ordered one last year, got an email to say it's being built, don't how long it will take to get to Oz, but I can wait!
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Re: Focus RS
May 26, 2016 11:30PM
Mine's been built and on a boat, due to arrive in Port Kembla on the 4th June. I've been told on another forum that they will not be released to dealers here until 22nd June. Not such a problem for me as we'll be in Sardinia for the WRC until a bit after that.
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Re: Focus RS
August 03, 2016 05:25PM
Fully loaded one here in N.Hollywood goes for $42,500. Just waiting for them to take it out of the showroom and use it for test drives! My ST is paid off already, but I think I'll save my money. Too big a car!
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Re: Focus RS
August 03, 2016 08:00PM
I'd forgotten about this thread, ok, so I'm old! Ours was waiting for us when we got back from Sardinia. There are some rumours that they will be recalled and have the 'drift' mode disabled. Won't bother me as it's unlikely to be ever out of 'normal'! As I said, I'm an old fart.....
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Re: Focus RS
August 29, 2016 05:44PM
You can amend that price now. The dealer's asking price is $58,000+!!!!!!!! Go figure!
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Re: Focus RS
August 29, 2016 06:50PM
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You can amend that price now. The dealer's asking price is $58,000+!!!!!!!! Go figure!

Here in oz, there are a couple of dealers selling them close $20,000 (aus) over what I paid. I guessing they reckon if you want one enough.
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Re: Focus RS
September 19, 2016 07:07PM
It's odd. I have heard of people pre-ordering at list, some dealers got $10k over, others have one on the lot and can't move it.

Me, I soured on the whole thing with the words "electronic suspension". Sorry guys, this is where I get off the train. I have repaired enough failed electronic suspension bits to know that I don't ever want to be on the billable end of that equation when it fails.







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Re: Focus RS
September 19, 2016 08:50PM
I checked out the paintwork on one and it looks like orange peel! I guess people don't care about quality these days! My sub $20,000 one has a better paint job!
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Re: Focus RS
June 28, 2017 11:52AM
Team O'Neil gets their Focus RS Rally car development build out on the track testing:





Track testing because Mt. Washington will be debut for the car (mostly asphalt).
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Re: Focus RS
June 28, 2017 03:55PM
Seems like they got the oil temps issues figured out. -200°F should work great!
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