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Ford Focus RS heads to 'Ring in search of a class record

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Mar 26th, 2009 at 1:32PM

Pretty soon, it seems like the start of Nürburgring lap time season will take its place on motorsports calendars the same way you find with Formula 1 and NASCAR. The 'Ring season officially began last week, and the title card pitted the 2009 Ford Focus RS against the Renaultsport Megane R26.R. The Ford's numbers are 297 hp and 324 lb-ft; the Renault posts 230 hp and 229 lb.-ft, and the Megane's time stands at 8:16.9 (not 8:12) on its Toyo track-friendly rubber. For the first round, the detuned 250 hp Focus RS test car managed 8:27 on "standard Continental tires," so Ford is... Read More

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