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FocusRS.org - 2016 Ford Focus RS Forum

Jan 31, 2015 - 6:06 AM - by stDan

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The 2017 Ford Focus RS rides like a horse cart and I LOVE IT!

May 29, 2017 - 4:10 AM - by Hoonigan
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by Mark McNabb , on May 27, 2017, 18:00


The long awaited and heavily vaunted Ford Focus RS is now sold in the U.S. Thereís also a Stealth Gray Focus RS sitting in my driveway for the week. Yeah, itís hard resisting the temptation of all-day drives and sideways drifting action as I stare at its aggressive styling through my office window. Not surprisingly, the car is incredibly fun to drive. The torque-rich engine and six-speed manual provide more than enough excitement, even when picking up groceries. But thereís one driving attribute I see as a double-edged sward Ė the insanely still suspension.

Smooth highways, broken pavement, washboarded asphalt near intersection Ė thereís no escaping the messages sent rattling through the Focus RSís cabin down and into my bones. The Focus RS rides like Ford forgot to install springs and shocks. Every imperfection in road translated to the people inside. In reality, Ford paid great attention to the Focus RSí suspension and the surrounding structure.

Rough Rider

The average bystander might assume Ford just slapped some aggressive bodywork onto a standard Focus Hatchback when developing the RS. Quite the opposite is true, and thatís not even accounting for the powertrain upgrades.

"The Focus RS enjoys a unibody structure thatís been heavily reinforced and is 25 percent more torsional stiff than the standard hatchback."

The Focus RS enjoys a unibody structure thatís been heavily reinforced and is 25 percent more torsional stiff than the standard hatchback. The rear shock towers are substantially more robust, as is the RS-specific rear subframe that houses the RS-specific differential. The subframe has new supports that connect it to the body and beef triangular pieces keep flexing to a bare minimum. Ford then bolts on two-stage shock absorbers and stiffer coil springs to all four corners. The front springs are 33 percent stiffer while the rear coils are 38 percent stiffer Ė but not those on the standard Focus. No, stiffer than those on the sporty Focus ST! The... [Read More]
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2018 Ford Focus

May 27, 2017 - 3:25 PM - by jayem

Just found this here.

Ford Focus (2018): Vorschau und ErlkŲnig - autobild.de

Thoughts?


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Savage on Wheels: 2017 Ford Focus RS is fast, furious and fun

May 27, 2017 - 4:41 AM - by Hoonigan
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by Mark Savage, 26 May 2017

Simply put, Fordís Focus RS is a street-legal race car.

Not many of those out there, and most require you to sell your house to make a down payment on said speedster.

So here, for $36,995, Ford will put a scorching hot rod, drifter, rally car in your driveway, enticing neighbors, especially young males, to drool. Itíll also increase your heart rate, something on the order of being a real race driver.

The backstory on the German-made RS is that it, or similar Foci, have been sold in Europe for years and U.S. lead-footers have been itching for it, begging for it, praying for it to hit our shores. Now it has. I donít know how many will be sold, but the Subaru Impreza WRX now has serious competition. In fact, folks considering a Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger may want to consider saving some dough and going this route for serious performance.

What does that performance consist of?

In a nutshell this fast Focus, complete with a big deal rear spoiler, pumps 350 horsepower out of its tiny 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine along with a matching torque rating. Itís said to do 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds. By comparison, a Mustang GT can do it in 4.4 seconds. Thatís pretty close, and this handles better.

The Focus RS has the advantage of all-wheel-drive to keep its wheels churning on the blacktop, boosting its acceleration and grip. The low-profile 19-inch performance tires help too. I pushed this pretty hard on some highway turns and slalom-like back roads, and the Focus feels glued to the road. Grip is superb.

Focus also comes with an aggressive 6-speed manual transmission. Thatís how you know this is a serious racer. Fewer than 30% of cars are offered with manual transmissions, and less than 3% of all cars sold in the United States are so equipped.

The Focus engine has an intercooled turbo, which is the source of its awe-inspiring power. In first gear you can snap your head back, and you can run away from anything at a stoplight. Shifting is easy, but with fairly long... [Read More]
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