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Click either image for a high-res gallery of the Ford Focus RS.

We've been teased twice and now we finally get our first unmasked glimpse of the Ford Focus RS concept, due to debut at the London Motor Show next month. Images of the gaudy green hatch have begun to surface on a few sites across the pond, and the aggressive body work and racy interior mean that Ford's hottest hatch has to be packing some serious kit underhood. It is.

The Focus RS will be equipped with a tweaked version of the turbocharged Duratec 2.5-liter inline-five found in the ST, and will send between 280 and 300 hp, along with 300+ lb.-ft. of torque, through the front wheels via a six-speed gearbox equipped with a Quaife limited-slip differential. With that kind of power, the RS should be able to make the run to 60 in less than six seconds – assuming you don't torque-steer yourself into a tree in the process.

The dynamic body kit, complete with gaping maw, flared fenders, side sills, rear diffuser and wing, and unfortunate fender vents, compliments the lowered ride height, 19-inch, 15-spoke wheels and upgraded brakes. Inside, color-matched, two-tone Recaro thrones join an RS-specific instrument cluster and smaller diameter steering wheel.

More information should be released in the run-up to the show. As always, watch this space.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      id love to see that thing in any of the following colors...red, black, blue, gray, white.......


      damn that thing is bad ass....although not AWD...that thing would def give the evo and STi a run for their money
      • 6 Years Ago
      If Ford were smart, and we all know they are not, they'd be reading these posts, and realize there is an (informal) 95% positive "focus" group take rate here right now. I'd buy one, I'd have bout a Hirvonen Focus 3 years ago. I'll even take it in green if that's all that is available. Maybe Mr. Home Depot will make it happen this time, but I won't hold my breath. Are you reading Alan?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Love it, but it needs to be less outlandish. Fixed version:
      http://i29.tinypic.com/2hyifxy.jpg
      • 6 Years Ago
      ok. I read enough arguments about awd and why it's not offered. first of all this argument has been going on for 2 years on focus owner websites. from what was told to me by people in europe with first hand knowlege on this car ford didn't do it to keep cost down. it would have been over $35k if they put in awd. yes it's getting the 2.5 I5 from the volvo. so, will we be seeing one when the new focus comes out in 2010?? if the new sti/evo x sell well here then possibly. I have yet to see any new evo's or sti's (any wrx for that matter) on the road. so, if you want an rs/svt here then go buy an evo or sti so we can get it. =)
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks good.

      But USA wont buy it.... cause we wont get it. :(

      Give it AWD and a proper transmission and DONT price it at $35K+


        • 6 Years Ago
        so give it 300hp, a kick-ass AWD system, 19s, 14" brakes, 6sp tranny (assume that's what you want by "propper transmission"), Recaro's, a high level of fit and finish, and an awesome suspension system, no added weight, but you're only willing to pay 22k for it. why do you think that a 300hp turbo'd AWD rally car is $35k+ whether it's the EVO, STi, etc?

        must be nice to live in your world where cost of manufacture and price of goods have zero connection with each other.

        to Ford - keep the weight down, keep it FWD, and you've got a winner (especially if you bring it over here).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice STI!!!!





      oh wait...
        • 6 Years Ago
        This thing is way better looking than the new STI.
        • 6 Years Ago
        by two miles
      • 6 Years Ago
      Make this baby AWD and send it over here and I'll test drive it with the possible intentions of buying it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Something we'll never see in the U.S.A.

      Well, at least we can visit the Ford dealership and see all those unsold F-150's.
      • 6 Years Ago
      lime green done right
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not exactly a big departure from the previous one but at least it has the much sought after flake fender vents. Because you need to look like a tool in order to look cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      needs moar AWD
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford designers/ stylists: Audi, VW, & Mitsubishi have claimed the big mouth/ oversized / bold graphic breaking up the front fascia look as their corporate identity!!!

      Late to the party again boys. Just because Subaru borrowed your look for their WRX & WRX sti doesn't mean you should go pimp someone else's corporate style.
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