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This is a discussion on The Official Paper Racing Thread - RS how will it perform? within the Focus RS Performance forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Curious on everyone's thoughts... Here are mine... I know this thing will handle, no doubt in my mind. 1.0G is my estimate. I expect the ...

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    The Official Paper Racing Thread - RS how will it perform?

    Curious on everyone's thoughts...

    Here are mine...

    I know this thing will handle, no doubt in my mind. 1.0G is my estimate. I expect the RS to stop well too. I'll go out on a limb, and say it will be near the 100FT mark 60-0.

    Acceleration, is a bit more tricky...

    Car and driver had a Ecoboost stang 6-speed run [email protected] at 3657lbs.

    The Focus RS will have 35 more hp, and will guess 200lbs less. I could realistically see a [email protected] stock with an Evo launch.

    On the flipside, I have a hard time believing that a larger twin scroll turbo, upgraded internals, larger intercooler, free flowing exhaust and intake, and most likely more boost added only 35hp.

    Honestly, I am hoping for 110mph traps stock. After really thinking about it, it seems far fetched. Let's look a C5 corvette, pre 01, they made 345HP, weigh less, and from my actual drag strip experience most trapped about 108ish at best. Pretty hard to expect a heavier car with AWD to out trap that.

    So should we really be expecting something on par with the Golf R with the dual clutch? low 13's @ 105 - 106?

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    We have no idea how the launch control is going to work, so that's a big variable. At the end of the day, the most important variable will still be the driver mod. And being an old school drag racer, I certainly use ET and trap speeds as a comparison between vehicles, but how much area is under the torque curve and how big the smile is on my face taking S-turns is all I care about with this car.

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    I say Mid 13's but yes the driver is the key difference especially with 3 pedals . I honestly don't care too much about the stock stings times but more what has been done and how easily it broke into the 12's. I think we may see more of a problem with 1st gear being too short when we start getting the RS over 400whp, but thats what flat foot shifting is for

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    High 12's is my guess and hope
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    I'm sure we will see it in the 12's
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    I'm guessing it will be in the 12s, just because an STI does like a 13.2 and the Golf R does a 13.1 or something like that. Let's say the over/under is 12.8 @ 107.
    I really hope that the usable (corner-to-corner) power is stronger on the RS, because my interest in doing 6000 rpm clutch drops is nil. I'm pretty sure it will be, given roughly equal weight and +45 or so hp.

    It would be rad if it's faster than that in a straight line, but the RS will have to dispatch those two (and others) in the corners to prove its worth. Handling performance will determine its success. I can't wait to see someone with skill whip it 'round a track.
    They must be hard up for ammunition when they throw such shot as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca kleStack View Post
    I can't wait to see someone with skill whip it 'round a track.
    Well, I'll let you know when I'm doing a PDX at VIR. LOL. I'm not skilled like that, yet. Just been doing Auto-x in all that I can this year, in an Evo as much as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gte View Post
    High 12's is my guess and hope
    Low to mid thirteens


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    It will all be on gearing which at this power and grip could be from 12.9- 13.4 or so

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