Ford Focus RS debuts… again

Ford Focus RS debuts… again

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The Paris Motor Show has been the scene for the new Ford Focus RS to make its second European debut. This time covered in an ultra green paint, it was difficult to miss. The new paint job is supposedly a modern interpretation of the 1970’s Ford Le Mans Green. A striking hue, but will it prove popular with buyers, perhaps not.

The new Focus RS will be powered by a turbocharged Duratec 2.5L five-cylinder producing about 300 horsepower and 325 ft-lbs of torque, this is the fastest European Ford ever produced and can hit 100 Kph in under six seconds. Ford has chosen a front-wheel drive system which seems risky, but the ‘RevoKnuckle’ front suspension system along with the Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing limited-slip differential is said to remove all traces of torque steer.

The Focus RS will be in European dealerships sometime in 2009, hopefully a few will filter down to us here in NZ a little later.

Ford Focus RS fq

The Paris Motor Show has been the scene for the new Ford Focus RS to make its second European debut. This time covered in an ultra green paint, it was difficult to miss. The new paint job is supposedly a modern interpretation of the 1970’s Ford Le Mans Green. A striking hue, but will it prove popular with buyers, perhaps not.

The new Focus RS will be powered by a turbocharged Duratec 2.5L five-cylinder producing about 300 horsepower and 325 ft-lbs of torque, this is the fastest European Ford ever produced and can hit 100 Kph in under six seconds. Ford has chosen a front-wheel drive system which seems risky, but the ‘RevoKnuckle’ front suspension system along with the Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing limited-slip differential is said to remove all traces of torque steer.

The Focus RS will be in European dealerships sometime in 2009, hopefully a few will filter down to us here in NZ a little later.

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