Currently reading: Ford Focus RS: Official pics leaked
2009 mega Focus breaks early ahead its London motor show debut six weeks from now
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11 June 2008

This is the 2009 Ford Focus RS, caught in leaked company pictures ahead of its London motor show debut six weeks from now. The 300bhp hot hatch sports a bright green paint job, with black accents on the mirrors, spoilers, diffuser and the leading edge of the bonnet. The Ford Focus RS will bring genuine 150mph performance and sub-6 sec 0-60mph acceleration when it goes on sale in Britain early next year. The new RS will take the basic Focus ST elements of a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive and develop them further with a new Quaife gearbox.Entry price is likely to be below £25k and Ford hopes to sell between 5000 and 7000 Focus RS models per year. Check back shortly for more official details.

Will Powell

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Will Powell 12 June 2008

Re: Ford Focus RS: Official pics leaked

More official details and new pictures of the RS testing at the Ring are up:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/Ford-Focus/233275/


jl4069 wrote:

Autocar and co,

your sources are weak. RS will be 4WD.

Ford says the RS is definitely front-drive with a trick slip diff, but it gets a little less power than we predicted (278bhp). Not having 4WD helps keep the weight down... High hopes for it here.

Cheers,

Will

Jon Hardcastle 12 June 2008

Re: Ford Focus RS: Official pics leaked

nom de plum wrote:

I predict the BMW will contain an 'engine'.

But made from what? Cotton wool?

I would prefer Rhubarb Crumble and Custard as engine oil.

nom de plum 12 June 2008

Re: Ford Focus RS: Official pics leaked

Hehehehehe - the BMW will irritate more than most cars but not so much as a Johnny Come Lately in the new weapon of choice for small willied man on the move - a base spec Audi A4.

I predict the BMW will contain an 'engine'.

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