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Old 10 Feb 2009, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FOCUS RS 09

2009 Ford Focus RS - Top Speed

I wonder what will the handling be like them 300 horses are going through front wheel drive not all wheel drive say it will understeer like a b**ch I do like Fords RS's but wonder what this be like and when they review it on Top Gear this year I hope
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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gonna be a joke to drive, but does look the bo**ox.

when someone brings out a 4x4 conversion for it then its gonna be a worry to quite a few impreza's
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when someone brings out a 4x4 conversion for it then its gonna be a worry to quite a few impreza's
Ya true say it will be on par with the new scoob then
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Should have been a focus cosworth would have been a right bit of kit then,one of me other mates has just bought the old focus RS which looks wise i like but even they should have been 4wd.
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My mate has a wolf racing focus st with 300 bhp(8000),and launch control and lsd,and 19' rims.In the dry quite a rapid motor,till you get to the bends.If you start to accelerate mid corner,the car just wants to understeer all the time, which does not give you the confidence to attack the bends. Now a 4x4 version would be something to write about.
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My mate has a wolf racing focus st with 300 bhp(8000),and launch control and lsd,and 19' rims.In the dry quite a rapid motor,till you get to the bends.If you start to accelerate mid corner,the car just wants to understeer all the time, which does not give you the confidence to attack the bends. Now a 4x4 version would be something to write about.

aye, i've been out in a 330bhp wolf racing focus and that was god awfull. way way too much power for it to handel, conditions were a bit damp but nothing major and it was all over the place
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I'm definitely the odd one out on this forum. Never been a fan of the RS marque really (except the really early Escorts) and see no point whatsoever in a Focus with that amount of power. At the mo would take the new Golf Turbo (R32 replacement) over the Focus. The golf has 270 Bhp and 4 wheel drive. No brainer if you ask me.
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new Golf Turbo (R32 replacement) over the Focus. The golf has 270 Bhp and 4 wheel drive. No brainer if you ask me.
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Im sure it fast alright wonder what straight line speed be like as for bends could be dodgy must say I do like it but maybe not the colour
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:: FORD Focus RS - PressKit 2009 ::

Not impressed with the pics on here and the performance figures Ford quote for a car with same power as the new STi are frankly awful. 0-60 in 5.9 seconds. Tha'ts a whole second down on the STi, and i honestly think the STi looks better. Sorry to say but whilst the STi looks bad from the back, that Focus looks like a complete dog.
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