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Jul 21, 2016 - 2:56 PM - by KingZee
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Hyundai's Ford Focus RS rival in the pipeline

Aug 26, 2016 - 4:26 PM - by Paolo

Hyundai’s i30N hot hatch could be followed by a more powerful, all-wheel-drive Focus RS rival

by Mike Duff, 26 August 2016

The Hyundai i30N hot hatch hasn’t been launched yet, but the company’s performance division is already considering a more powerful derivative – one that N division boss Albert Biermann admits would be aimed at competing with the Ford Focus RS.

Hyundai certainly doesn’t lack ambition when it comes to faster models, and two other derivatives are set to follow within months of the i30N going on sale next year. But Biermann said he sees the turbocharged 2.0-litre, front-wheel-drive car as being a start, rather than an end point, and he admitted to Autocar that he has been very interested in the Focus RS and its torque-biasing rear axle.

“We have been looking at this already,” he said at the i30N presentation at the Nürburgring last month. “I would not exclude for the future that we would do it, but it depends on how we grow.

“If we came up with a performance car on the highest level [now], it might be too fast for our customers and our dealerships. But I can see for the future that we will make a really high-performance car in the C-segment. Then, of course, we would need all-wheel drive.”

Although we have only partial details of the i30N at present, insiders say it will be powered by a new turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine producing at least 255bhp and will be offered with a limited-slip differential, probably as an option.

However, the new engine has been designed to allow for higher-output derivatives, possibly even one that could get close to the 345bhp that Ford extracts from the Focus RS’s 2.3-litre turbo engine.

The big question – to which Biermann admits he doesn’t know the answer – is whether Hyundai’s customers will develop an appetite for more powerful derivatives that will justify the development cost of creating a significantly enhanced version.

“For the base model, there is no all-wheel drive plan. The i30 will not come with it,” he said. “But you know Hyundai: if we think something is right for... [Read More]
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Ben Collins (AKA The Stig) Drives A Reasonably Priced Ford

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:03 AM - by Raider615

by Lawrence Ulrich- Aug 26, 2016

The Stig, aka Ben Collins, is sliding the Ford Focus RS through turns at Monticello Motor Club, showing the expertise that made him Top Gear’s favorite masked man.

I’m riding shotgun, unmasked, about to spend a full day lapping, drifting and chuckle-heading my way around this favorite New York track. But I’m not letting the humble, affable Collins get away without a few free racing tips–including a signed copy of his latest book, “How to Drive,” an incisive and approachable guide to technique from the basics to high-level race strategy.

The Focus RS also makes for great homework. It’s a stimulating lesson in Newton’s laws of motion, and the hottest AWD hatchback you can buy right now: Less luxurious than a Volkswagen Golf R, but a touch faster, and much more playful and adaptable at the limit. The Ford’s ability to wag its winged tail like an honest rear-drive car is its trump card versus the VW or Subaru WRX–even if the Focus’ 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque is the billboard material. Here I’ll recall my first remotely high-performance car, an ‘85 Volkswagen GTI with 110 horsepower and a roughly 8.5-second saunter to 60 mph. If you had told me that Ford, maker of the crapulent Escort GT, would field a 350-horse hatchback that could broach 60 mph in the high four seconds, I would have demanded some of what you were smoking. Jeff Grauer, the Focus’s vehicle integration engineer, offers his own march-of-history via the 1998 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra. That car squeezed 305 horsepower and 300 pound-feet from a 4.6-liter V-8–far less power than the turbo-boosted Focus RS, despite twice the displacement. The RS, of course, gets an upgraded version of the 2.3-liter Ecoboost offered in today’s Mustang, with a larger, more-efficient twin-scroll... [Read More]
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New Honda Civic Type-R to target Focus RS

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:26 AM - by Paolo
August 22, 2016

Honda's next front-drive manual performance hatch to be revealed next month

Honda is set to reveal its highly-touted new Civic Type-R at the Paris motor show next month, and the Japanese manufacturer has one culprit in its sights: Ford’s giant-killing Focus RS.

The Blue Oval hyper-hatch has been revealed as the major benchmark for Honda in developing its newest Type-R.

Speaking with journalists today, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins confirmed the next-generation model would be a rapid departure from the Type-R currently not offered in Australia.

“It will be quite a substantial change [from the current model],” he said. “We’re not in a position to go into details but performance-wise it will be outstanding.

“Last time we sold about 2000 Civic Type-Rs. We will bring the best Type-R to the market.

“We really think it will deliver on all the sporty attributes that Type-R is known for.”

Asked whether Honda had honed in on the Volkswagen Golf GTI as a performance benchmark, Honda Australia customer and communications general manager Scott McGregor said: “It’s more playing with Focus RS, that’s the area it plays in”.

With all the speculation pointing to a potent 220kW 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines powering the new Civic Type-R, the key question is what transmission options it will be mated with.

Like the model it replaces, it is understood the new Type-R will retain front-drive underpinnings instead of a clever all-wheel drive set-up like the 257kW Focus RS.

“Our enthusiast base is crying out for a manual performance car and in that particular segment we believe that’s the configuration that’s going to work for us,” McGregor said.

“If you look and see what’s happening with Focus RS now, if we only brought an automatic in there could [be potential issues].

“We haven’t confirmed any specs or anything like that but that’s the discussion that’s going on.

Honda’s outgoing Civic Type-R is fitted with a 228kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four that powers it via a six-speed manual transmission to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds and a 270km/h top... [Read More]
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