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Offline M308

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I'm not a Ford fanatic, but this is one little pocket rocket I would own in a heart beat.....

http://www.carpoint.com.au/news/2010/small-passenger/ford/focus/focus-rs-headed-down-under-20285

Ford announced today that local delivery for the company's hyper-hot hatch, the Focus RS, is officially scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. In a press release the company conceded that the decision was a long time in the making.

"Customers, the motoring press, Ford enthusiasts and hot hatch fans have all been constantly asking us about Focus RS and when it might be coming to Australia, so we're very pleased and incredibly excited to be able to confirm for everyone today that it's on its way and will be here soon," Ford Australia President, Marin Burela was quoted as saying.

"The buzz and excitement surrounding Focus RS has spread rapidly around the globe since it was introduced in Europe early last year, winning a host of motoring awards and receiving widespread critical acclaim for its outstanding combination of high-performance road car technology and every day Focus practicality. 

"Now it is poised to conquer the Australia market, setting a new benchmark for hot hatch performance in this country and creating a whole new generation of performance car enthusiasts in the process."

The Focus RS is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine producing 224kW and 440Nm of torque. Complementing the car's straight-line performance are an exclusive sports suspension set-up, a Quaife torque-sensing helical LSD, premium brake package and 19-inch alloy-wheel/Continental tyre combo with a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Visually, the Focus RS can be identified by its aggressive styling, including modified panels, flared wheel arches, side skirts and a 'twin-blade' rear spoiler. In addition, the Focus RS features xenon headlights and reverse-parking sensors.

As standard, the Focus RS comes equipped with partially leather-trimmed Recaro seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, electrochromatic (auto-dipping) mirror and an eight-speaker/six-disc CD audio system with USB/iPod compatibility. The equipment list is topped off with Bluetooth connectivity and a keyless entry/start system.

Only three exterior colour choices will be available to Aussie customers: Ultimate Green (pictured), Performance Blue and Frozen White. Ford describes the green as the "signature colour" for the new car, with the blue a legacy colour harking back to the original Focus RS.

Even priced at $59,990 -- excluding on-road costs and dealer pre-delivery charge -- buyers will need to get in quick, because Ford Australia plans to bring in just 315 examples of the car.




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Looks like i need a test drive later this year  :thumbsup:
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Offline futurism


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I thought I read they had stopped making them in the UK to keep them limited

which probably means there will be a ford focus RS GT, followed by RS GT PRO followed by RS GT CS PRO or whatever until they really cant sell anymore

or maybe I made that up? I would assume I read that in evo



Offline RS


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I thought I read they had stopped making them in the UK to keep them limited

which probably means there will be a ford focus RS GT, followed by RS GT PRO followed by RS GT CS PRO or whatever until they really cant sell anymore

or maybe I made that up? I would assume I read that in evo

From memory the RS is being made the RS500 was the limited edition one

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Offline safcths mito


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Love this car.  :melting:
My Photos  :)
Power!!!



Offline Richie

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I really like this car too.... wish it was a RWD or a AWD car....

Were those photos taken here in Australia?

richie



Offline safcths mito


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I really like this car too.... wish it was a RWD or a AWD car....

Were those photos taken here in Australia?

richie
Yep I took them  :p  Every Ford dealer is getting one, The green one is in Armidale and the Blue one is in Tamworth, Aus is only getting 350 RS's  :( they go for $67,000  :eek:
Power!!!



Offline mondi

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Yes, I was having a joy ride in one yesterday - a bright orange one in fact.



I was not going to mention it but now that you have.........there ya go.



I didn't think it was special enough to take any photos of it........ :o



Offline safcths mito


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Yes, I was having a joy ride in one yesterday - a bright orange one in fact.



I was not going to mention it but now that you have.........there ya go.



I didn't think it was special enough to take any photos of it........ :o
Aww, really I love em :)
Power!!!



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