305 HP Ford Focus RS Coming To America?

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Automotive News reports Ford's contemplating bringing the Euro-only Ford Focus RS (along with the torque-spin-gasmic 305 HP turbocharged 2.5-liter five-banger Volvo powerplant) stateside. Fiesta Movement? Ha. More like a Focus Movement — in our pants!

Automotive News claims Hermann Salenbauch, Ford's advanced product creation and global performance director told them Ford is looking for "feedback from the media and customers...how much do they like it? Is it really what they want? We are pretty confident that it is." We know we feel pretty confident it is. So say we all? If we do, say your piece right now — show Ford the positive feedback they so desperately desire.
 

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i think we discussed this before and I compared this to how much EVOs and STIs are over their base cars... dont not want if like 35-40k.. DO WANT if under 30k
 

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green is not a good color for that car
I wonder why ford is pushing that color so much? I wonder if it is because they want to be environmentally "green" friendly? I don't think it looks THAT bad, but I would much rather see a nice darker blue or red.
 

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Here's some "Artistic License" I took on the car concerning what other colors could look like...





 

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definitely a fan of that blue....and if that was more of a forest green, it would look SUPER sexy
 

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We will never get a focus worth owning I don't think. Just like we never got an Escort worth owning :(
 
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escort cosworth ftw
 

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I love that vid :)

For E:
“Front-wheel-drive was our preference all along. All-wheel-drive systems add cost, weight, inertia and consequently, fuel consumption. Compensating for the significant weight of an all-wheel-drive system requires dynamic compromises we preferred not to make," said Team RS Chief Engineer, Dirk Densing. "If you can achieve the performance you want without steering disturbance, then front-wheel-drive is a better performance car – lighter and with a more precise, linear steering response than AWD. With the work of our advanced research team in Aachen, we were able to achieve this and deliver something genuinely different.”
 

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From what I understand the new RS will basically be the same as a C30 R Design. Inline 5? That sounds like Volvo to me. Maybe Bru can back that up? Hrm, I failed to read the line about the "Volvo 5 banger".
 

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