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11Paris preview: Ford confirms debut of "exciting performance" Focus concept

2012 Ford Focus – Click above for high-res image gallery

26Rumormill: Next Focus RS to get all-wheel drive with electric motors

Despite driving only the front wheels, reviewers have heaped praise on the current Ford Focus RS's handling and its ability to put 300 horsepower to the road thanks to some nifty suspension and driveline tricks. However, when the next-generation RS rolls into town (assuming that it becomes a reality) it may well have all-wheel-drive courtesy of an electric motor driving the rear axle.

21Rumormill: Next Focus RS to get all-wheel drive with electric motors

Despite driving only the front wheels, reviewers have heaped praise on the current Ford Focus RS's handling and its ability to put 300 horsepower to the road thanks to some nifty suspension and driveline tricks. However, when the next-generation RS rolls into town (assuming that it becomes a reality) it may well have all-wheel-drive courtesy of an electric motor driving the rear axle.

32Ford of France releases 5 special edition Focus RS Le Mans editions

Ford Focus RS Le Mans Editions – Click above for high-res image gallery

28Ford Focus RS rolls off this mortal coil with WRC-style white wheels

Alas, poor Focus RS, we knew ye not at all. We're not sure which is the biggest tragedy – the fact that Ford never graced the U.S. with the joy that is the company's wild hatchback or that the three-door is already being sent out to pasture. Either way, buyers in the UK can now equip their new RS models with a set of slick rally-inspired wheels. For the low cost of just $741 at current conversion rates and including the Britain's notorious Value Added Tax, Ford will be happy to install a s

25With the Focus RS500 sold out in UK, Ford creates official upgrade kit for RS

2009 Ford Focus RS – Click above for high-res image gallery

66Ford Focus RS500 hacks out onto the Internet ahead of schedule

2011 Ford Focus RS500 – click above for high-res image gallery

47Five days to the Ford Focus RS500

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40Report: Global 'high-performance' Ford Focus variant to spawn U.S. SVT version?

Next-gen Ford Focus – Click above for high-res image gallery

71Ford to merge U.S. and European performance lines; Focus RS coming to America?

2009 Ford Focus RS – Click above for high-res image gallery

32Enterprising tuners swap Focus RS engine into Ford Transit Connect

With that in mind, consider this: Some speed loving nutters over in jolly ol' England have gone ahead and swapped in a 275 horsepower four-banger from a 2003 Ford Focus RS into the waiting bay of a Transit Connect. That's pretty cool, eh? It actually gets a bit better. The builder installed a switch that let's you switch tanks from gasoline to LPG (liquefied petroleum gas). When running on LPG, the motor still churns out 200 hp.

36McChip introduces Ford Focus RS with 401 horses - Are you lovin' it?

401-hp Ford Focus tuned Mcchip-dkr – Click above for high-res image gallery

22Loder1899 heats up Ford's already cookin' Focus RS

Loder1899 Focus RS - click above image for hi-res gallery

5Ford Focus RS tops 32 mpg (US) in UK MPG marathon

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61VIDEO: Ford Focus RS falls short of record with 8:26 Nürburgring lap time

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24VIDEO: Fifth Gear pits Ford Focus RS vs. Mitsubishi Evo X

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71REPORT: Ford passes on bringing current Focus RS to America

UPDATE: Ford just wrote us to clarify that while the all-new Focus RS just introduced in Europe won't be for sale in the U.S., "Ford intends to bring some new RS' to the US (as we've already seen in the spy photos of the white car) to use as marketing assets for feedback from enthusiasts" and media.

37VIDEO: World's Fastest Jet Pack vs. Ford Focus RS

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