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Click above for high-res image gallery of the Ford Focus RS

The most popular car color in Europe may be Black, but the new Focus RS isn't one for blending in a crowd. Until now we've only seen images of the car in a bright, almost Kermit-like green color, but now thanks to iMotorMag.com based in the UK, we have a gallery's worth of new images that shows off the fastest Ford ever produced for Europe. iMotorMag tells us that we still have to wait until this Friday, December 12th, for official performance specs and pricing from Ford, but they do let slip the new RS will reach 62 mph in 5.9 seconds. That may not sound so fast for a car brandishing a 296bhp turbocharged five-cylinder engine, but remember that European Fords are famous for their balanced handling over brutal straight-line speed. That's why we're so excited Ford's turnaround plan for North America involves selling the next-gen European Focus here in the U.S. Maybe one day we'll know what it's like to drive the extroverted Focus RS. Until then, have fun in the gallery below.


[Source: iMotorMag.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Seems like a brilliant car, and, like cray, I must agree that as Americans we are getting the short end of the stick on this one. Why does Ford not release this on its own home turf!? This would be like Aston only selling the DB9s in the US, and leaving Britain with only an AMV8 as an alternative. I really think this is a serious reminder of how and why Ford is in a pinch right now; it's nonsense of bailout proportions.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thanks Travis, I was just about to mention the exact same thing. It's not just a conversion.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Congrats Cameron, you know how to use xe.com. Now go read up on why you can't convert foreign currency (INCLUDING sales tax) to USD prices (NOT INCLUDING SALES TAX).

        This would probably come in between 27k and 28k. For instance the GTI is 22k here in the US, but it's 20k GBP over in the UK.


        • 6 Years Ago
        This is the problem that no seems to notice, American's pay for cars by the pound. I found a review of the car as tested at £25,000, that is $36,967 US. Think of all the cars you can get for around $37,000 and tell me you can convince enough American's to buy enough of these to make a profit. We are just starting to value other aspects of a car other than size, it will take awhile before we start buying them that way.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Instead of people always bitching because there is no AWD maybe you could read previous articles about said car and do some research...

      especially those who "love" it so much they would buy one...

      "The front-wheel-drive pocket rocket will channel all that energy to the ground through a Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing limited-slip diff and what Ford calls the 'RevoKnuckle' front suspension. We couldn't explain how it works, but Ford found the system so effective at reducing torque steer that a heavier all-wheel-drive was taken off the table during development."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice stuff from Ford Europe again. Come on US Ford - get their designs over here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Much better than that neon green!
      • 6 Years Ago
      My new wallpaper! Uber Sexy in my favorite color!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've always liked how they, on the Focus, put a backup light on one side, and a rear fog light on the other. We don't see the taillights lit, but they appear to be LEDs.

      As for the neon green, it goes along with their BP-sponsored WRC cars.

      BTW, I'm still having to Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V my comments, since they're not posting on the first try. Good work, AOL.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "I've always liked how they, on the Focus, put a backup light on one side, and a rear fog light on the other."

        So does every other manufacturer in Europe. Just make sure you wear a panty liner if you ever go to Europe...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why don't the 'European Fords are nice' bunch ever go check out the Mazdaspeed3?
        • 6 Years Ago
        better faster smaller lighter more power. combine that with the fact that it only has 2 doors and I want it. the Mazdaspeed3 is a good fallback, but it's still not the Euro Focus RS...


      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does look a lot like an evo x?
      • 6 Years Ago
      No AWD...

      I love the look of the car, and would MAYBE consider that to be the first ford i ever bought... but the lack of AWD is a serious - for the car with it competign witht eh WRX and lancer ralliart
      • 6 Years Ago
      Beautiful. I've already decided that my next car will be a dark blue if possible, and this thing looks gorgeous. Maybe harder to find in a parker lot than the green monster, but I don't think I'd get sick of it after a couple of years.

      Want.
      • 6 Years Ago
      what about this; congress ok's the bailout if we get cars like these over here!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't think it would be enough, but I would give my hard earned money for this car!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hm, the green is horrendous, but this is a bit too subdued. ST orange would fit it very well.
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