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Jul 21, 2016 - 2:56 PM - by KingZee
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We have been getting an increased amount of vendor activity on here for obvious reasons in the last week or so. We have thus far refrained from deleting posts but at this point must enforce that you sign up by going here and filling out the sign up form: Advertise OR emailing

The mod team consisting of @Hoonigan , @sda3 and I are now looking out for posts from vendors that have not signed up to the forum as a supporting vendor per the rules of the site. If you have a problem signing up or don't hear from the Vertical Scope sales team in a timely manner please let us know by posting in this thread or sending us a PM and we will follow up with them for each individual and specific case. Otherwise, your posts and threads will be deleted without warning.

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2016 Ford Focus RS Review

Sep 26, 2016 - 3:26 PM - by Paolo

by James Ward

+ A whole big stack of fun; excellent value; great sound from the exhaust; nimble and remarkably easy to drive fast; sensational grip...
- …until there isn’t any; driver’s seat height can’t be adjusted; gauge pod looks like a sticker; despite looking tough, it just doesn't seem hardcore enough; don't look under the bonnet

I’m going to throw a word at you. Hype.

It’s a catch-all term for excitement, chatter, anticipation… and pressure. We see it for music and film, and we see it for cars.

When it was first shown to the world’s media earlier this year, the 2016 Ford Focus RS already had a buzz about it. And why not? You’ve got a potent all-wheel drive, turbocharged, rally-bred hatchback from a company that knows a thing or two about potent, all-wheel drive, turbocharged, rally-bred hatchbacks.

The initial reports turned that buzz into a hum, and the hum into a noise. Reviews raved about the smurf-blue road-weapon. Alborz drove it at launch internationally, and back here in Australia and wouldn’t stop talking about it. This was to be the greatest hot-hatch ever conceived. Brilliantly quick, agile and affordable while being rewarding and most of all, fun to drive.

The Focus RS is the ‘it’ car of 2016. Order books filled, price premiums were gouged, and even mainstream media got on the bandwagon in their tabloid coverage of the car’s infamous ‘Drift’ mode.

Opinions were formed and arguments waged over a car that precious few had even seen, and almost no-one had driven.

There was no concern of what it would be like under specific local conditions, no one worried about day-to-day liveability. The RS was a hot new album from an experienced act. We didn’t ask questions, we just wanted it.

Hype can be a good thing though.

Those pre-order books have helped Ford continue the transition from local manufacturer to full-volume importer. First Ranger, then Mustang and now Focus RS; the Blue Oval is on a bit of a product roll, and we’re glad to see it.

But the down side of hype is the immense responsibility of the creation to live up to it.

Looking at you, Phantom... [Read More]
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REVIEW: 2016 Ford Focus RS – Ford’s Return to Fun

Sep 26, 2016 - 3:44 AM - by Hoonigan
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Posted by Craig Fitzgerald, 23 September 2016

You expect insanity with the Focus RS, and you get it, but what’s unexpected is just how usable this car is as a daily driver.

What is it?

The Ford Focus RS is a return of a true rally-inspired hatchback for Ford. Yes, the Focus ST is rally-inspired, too, but the RS will convince you that you’re a modern-day Colin McRae. First off, it’s got 350hp to the ST’s 252. Secondly, it’s got all-wheel drive. Finally: Drift Mode. We’ll get to that in a minute.

In colors like Stealth Gray in the top image, the Focus RS is everything that a Euro-centric rally clone should be: fast, a tenacious handler, and subtle enough to fly under the radar despite the rear wing.

Pricing and trims

The Focus RS is a decided step up in price from the base Focus, which hovers around $17,250. Yet at $35,900, the Focus RS is the kind of attainable car that most people with a full-time job could put a little money aside for to afford. It’s not like you’re buying a Porsche, but you’ll get just as much attention.

The price is especially attractive when you consider that the Titanium trim — once the top of the line in the Focus family — is $23,000 and change, and the ST is $24,400, without the extra power, the all-wheel drive and the ability to wipe that smug look off the face of every Subaru WRX STi driver in town. The RS’s fully loaded price tag is right in the same ballpark as both the WRX STi and the fabulous Volkswagen Golf R.

Our test RS came with a “NOT FOR SALE” Monroney sticker, so we’re not 100 percent sure what the official, out-the-door pricetag is, but using the online calculator at Ford to equip a similar car, we’re looking at $35,960 plus $875 in destination charges, which accounted for the RS2 package which includes heated seats.

About the only other option we’d consider is the winter wheel and tire package. At $1,995, you can definitely save some dough buying a package from Tire Rack, but consider this:

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Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

Sep 25, 2016 - 3:56 PM - by Paolo

By Joe Simpson
24 September 2016

When was the last time you truly felt alive? Today more than ever, it is perhaps the experiences we have - and the moments when we feel a sense of risk, jeopardy, fear, exhilaration or just sheer joy - that make us truly wide-eyed.

Which brings us to the Focus RS. Britain's favourite family hatchback. Into which some engineers have dropped a 350bhp, 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine. And yep, it's bonkers - just thinking about it makes our hearts beat faster. For driving a Focus RS, hard, is not an experience you forget in a hurry.

Ford Focus RS review: Nothing 'Normal' here

It begins the moment we get in. The RS feels like a very physical car. We drop onto deeply sculpted Recaro bucket seats. They're set too high (why can't Ford get this simple thing right?) but grip hard and tight.

Belt on, we thumb the Ford Power starter and the Ecoboost chunters to life with the exhaust spitting out a small pop to hint at what's to come. A prod of the drive mode selector, we toggle between Normal, Sport, Race and Drift.

We start in Normal. Having moved off, there's a physicality about the RS's controls that leave us in no doubt this is going to be an engaging drive. The clutch is heavy by modern standards; the steering too. It's no truck, but nor is it the floppy "is it connected?" everyday hatch driving experience.

We set off across the car park and the RS feels like it's on a leash. Out under the barrier, a prod of the throttle sees the little blue needle in the centre of the tri-gauge dash-top pod arcs across the gauge as the turbo comes to life. It already feels fast.

The very precise gear change - which is positive, but without the machined precision of a Honda - stands out. It's physical, but without the arm-aching weight qualities of some. It's a manual, just in case you needed to ask, and it's a precise thing to use.

The ride feels firm, yet not unyielding. Later, on East Yorkshire's crumbling B-roads, it refuses to lose its composure. The Focus RS is analogue in a world of increasingly automated, digital machines.

Ford Focus RS review: Sizzling in 'Sport'

Now we select Sport... [Read More]
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