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288 GTO... What I wouldn't give! I would pave a dedicated driveway down to the basement entrance on the back of my house and replace the sliding door with a french door just so I could keep the car fully inside!
 

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That was very interesting and I was very blown away by a couple of cars on the list.
 

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Ooooooh! I would LOVE to see a Skyline R34 vs. Focus RS matchup! Also, I would love to see the Focus RS and the Mustang GT go head-to-head. This was a cool article.
 

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Ooooooh! I would LOVE to see a Skyline R34 vs. Focus RS matchup! Also, I would love to see the Focus RS and the Mustang GT go head-to-head. This was a cool article.
The folks at Car & Driver have a 5.0 long term tester and they have clocked 4.3 sec 0-60... it should be a close one.
 

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that was a fun read, but my goodness, it goes to show you how well those other cars were engineered back in their day, the vast majority of those cars are ancient in vehicle terms, and their numbers still kick ass!
 

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Once rolling some of those "slower" supercars will out-accelerate the RS, it's its AWD launch that gives the RS the leg up on a standing start.
 

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its a nice list but they are old supercars! The marvels of modern tech!
It's cool to think that a number of the cars on that list were, at one point or another, the fastest car in the world but they are now slower than an inexpensive family hatchback. Just goes to show how far technology has advanced.
 

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what would be cool is modern car such as the rs with less than 10k$ dumped into it beating stock modern supercars....kind of like the japanese cars of the 90s!
 

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Hi all,

Richard here, MD at Motoring Research. Glad you liked this feature - thanks for your comments!

Tim's now back from the RS launch in Valencia, with a notepad full of scribbles. Any questions, let us know...
 

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what would be cool is modern car such as the rs with less than 10k$ dumped into it beating stock modern supercars....kind of like the japanese cars of the 90s!

Agreed, it'll be cool to finally see the RS doing some damage...but you don't need to go way back into the 90s to see the phenomenon. The Mitsu Evo platform has been trolling supercars and exotics for more than 12+years now.

I'm suddenly feeling old, atm.
 

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Whilst it's one thing to make comparisons on 0-60mph/100kmh, which is very impressive with the RS, there's no doubting the aesthetics, interiors, smells and sounds of some of those classic exotics would be something to behold and the intoxication of the senses while driving one, would make the sprint time fade in importance........
 
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