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Old 30th March 2010, 10:25   #16
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And it's running on Continental tires. Looks like they managed to put one over Michelin.

And apparently the regular Focus RS is quicker than the GT on Ford's test track. This one must be even quicker.

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My God! This is I-N-S-A-N-E
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Old 30th March 2010, 11:09   #18
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DROOL MAAL. Awesome looking car. Though I wonder how it'll handle the 350 horses with a FWD. There might be something else which is hidden. Maybe an AWD?

Wonder when we will get this sort of car here.

OT- Saw an well maintained SRV today. Looks awesome. Only if it had a power packed engine, better handling and an awesome price tag!!!
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350 horses going to the front wheels?! That's one too many, me thinks. It might have an electronic diff and everything but it will torque-steer to kingdom come!

Great looking hatch though!
I had seen a review of the focus RS downloaded from Racing Flix - racing videos featuring cars, bikes, burnouts, drag racing, road racing, rally, street racing, road tests, and more! done by fifth gear. In that review the reviewer had initially expressed doubts that were similar to yours. But he did go on to mention that the turbo lag in the car is actually a boon in the car as it takes time to provide the excess power from the turbo. Till such time torque steer is kept in check. For such reasons torque steer in the car is not that evident and it actually handles beautifully. I had seen another review by the same guy of fifth gear were he compared the RS with the evo X and though the evo [understandably because its a 4WD] came out on top, RS was not far behind. Check the reviews section of racing flix and you might still find the video there.
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Old 30th March 2010, 11:48   #20
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i remember seeing the episode in which jeremy tried to launch this car(older model i guess) and it had this hugggee torque steer.
but this one is surely a looker.
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i remember seeing the episode in which jeremy tried to launch this car(older model i guess) and it had this hugggee torque steer.
but this one is surely a looker.
The one which jeremy test drove had around 300 bhp.It had a front differential though but still the torque steer was huge.
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I need one but strictly free of cost.
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Old 30th March 2010, 12:45   #23
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Super stuff!! I'm a sucker for matte black. I want to lick it..
My worries are the same that Suhaas and Kp pointed out.. 350 horses to the front?
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And we thought only japs and european (Renault Megane) manufacturers knew how to pimp up hatchbacks! Once in a while, a completely impractical car can do wonders for your image! This one hopefully should do the same for Ford. Most buyers wont care much what clarkson finds (except the accelaration figures) cause they simply want something thats rare, crazy, fast and looks that part! This one does it in style! BTW, how much does this thingy cost?
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wow! just make it here even for 25LKs , and there will be a sold out !!!
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FANTASTIC !!! Please launch in India with 1.6 TDCI / 1.6 ROCAM turbo charged . Price -> 8L.
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I had seen a review of the focus RS downloaded from Racing Flix - racing videos featuring cars, bikes, burnouts, drag racing, road racing, rally, street racing, road tests, and more! done by fifth gear. In that review the reviewer had initially expressed doubts that were similar to yours. But he did go on to mention that the turbo lag in the car is actually a boon in the car as it takes time to provide the excess power from the turbo. Till such time torque steer is kept in check. For such reasons torque steer in the car is not that evident and it actually handles beautifully. I had seen another review by the same guy of fifth gear were he compared the RS with the evo X and though the evo [understandably because its a 4WD] came out on top, RS was not far behind. Check the reviews section of racing flix and you might still find the video there.
Torque steer is a problem that cannot be avoided if your car is FWD and churns out over 300 horses!
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Guys, official specs of the RS500 are...
0-60mph 5.4sec, 0-100mph 12.2sec
Max speed 265 km/h (165 mph)
Max power 350 PS at 6,000rpm
Max Torque 460Nm at 2,500 to 4,500rpm

All other technical specifications match those of the Ford Focus RS.
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Now this is one to drool for. Its power to weight figures are just awesome. Imagine if this had launched in India @ 20 lakhs, Would anyone buy it?
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If Autocar is to be believed, the whole run of 500 units has already sold out some 12 hours after the reveal. Sales will be spread out over 20 European markets, with the UK getting 101 units, Germany getting 55 cars, France receiving 50 and Belgium scoring 50 units, with Denmark, the Czech Republic and Greece getting five units each, while Ireland receives three.

The best part of the story is the fact that all 500 units are already spoken for, even before prices have been announced. Ford is said to be sorting through the letters of intent from customers to figure out dealer allocations.

Ford Focus RS500 already sold out? — Autoblog
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