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Stand by for action! This is the most desirable hot hatch of 2009, and the fastest mainstream model in Fords history. Auto Express has been given exclusive access to the Focus RS, with a scarily fast passenger ride in the car thats the star of the free magazine in the centre pages of this issue.
The man allocated the task of giving us a drive to remember is rising motorsport star Matthew Wilson son of legendary rally driver and Ford WRC team boss, Malcolm Wilson. Hes the perfect pilot to get the best out of the RS, a model inspired by the world rally Focus and the ultimate roadgoing Ford flier.
And we certainly found the ideal location, in the shape of an empty airfield where Matthew was able to push the newcomer to its limits. The result is pure entertainment. Our driver demonstrated a blur of hand and foot co-ordination and enjoyed complete mastery of the car, even when sliding sideways at considerable speeds.
High speed is what the Focus RS is all about. Fans of fast Fords have been eagerly anticipating a new RS since 2002 and were pleased to report the wait has been more than worth it. This is one mean machine which transforms the Focus from family-friendly motor to a true macho beast.
Power comes from a modified version of the 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine found in the Focus ST, but with 301bhp, performance is brutal the benchmark sprint from 0-62mph takes only 5.9 seconds. And if you are lucky enough to have your own runway, you will see that it is quite capable of hitting its 163mph top speed.
Under the bonnet, a host of hi-tech gadgets means it grips the Tarmac like a second skin.
And the jewel in the crown is something called RevoKnuckle, a very clever suspension system that dramatically reduces the torque steer which was the Achilles heel of the last Focus RS.
Owners will quickly fall in love with the new model, because as well being a track stormer, it can also serve as daily transport. Thanks to a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality, it cruises serenely at high speed, the engine settling to a gentle hum. But as soon as the driver floors the accelerator, it once again becomes a true
powerhouse, the characteristic off-beat warble of the five-cylinder engine entering the cabin.
And whatever mode you are in, two figure-hugging Recaro sports seats ensure a fabulously comfortable ride. These are part of a racy finished interior, which features carbon fibre trim and underlines the fact that the RS is no ordinary Focus. This impression is echoed by the exterior, which boasts an aggressive front end with a low splitter and deep air intakes, plus a huge boot spoiler and rally-inspired diffuser.
Jost Capito, head of the Ford RS performance division, believes this is the best RS ever and thats a major claim when you consider some of the great Fords that have carried the legendary badge since 1970. Well deliver our definitive verdict when we get behind the wheel next week. But on the basis of this exciting passenger ride, the 1,800 customers who have already splashed out £24,995 are getting a model which is worth every penny.
Rival: Ren. Mégane R26.R
THE last-of-the-line, limited-edition R26.R is an uncompromising machine with a super-stiff chassis, carbon fibre bonnet and a roll cage. And its one of the best
hot hatches ever as a result.
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Steve Sutcliffe compares the new Scirocco R to the Ford Focus RS. Read the
full verdict and see the hi-res pics and full tech spec at
Ford Focus RS vs Nissan GT-R - Autocar.co.uk
New Focus RS takes on the might of the GT-R. For more Ford news and reviews
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Ford Focus RS car review - RevTechMedia
The Ford Focus RS develops 300bhp, which makes it Ford's most powerful hot
hatch to date. Julian Milnes takes to the driver's seat to find out just
how 300bhp feels in a front-wheel-drive hatchback
Ferrari 458 Italia Sound
Video of nice yellow Ferrari 458 Italia starting up and accelerating hard.
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The 458 Italia is powered by 4,499 cc (4.499 L; 274.5 cu in) V8 engine
derived from a shared Ferrari/Maserati design, producing 570 PS (420 kW;
560 hp) at 9,000 rpm (redline) and 540 Nm (400 lb·ft) at 6,000 rpm with
80% torque available at 3,250 rpm.The engine features direct fuel
injection, a first for Ferrari mid-rear engine setups in its road cars.
The company says the 458 - expected to cost as much as $600,000, or 10 per
cent more than the 430 - completes the new generation Ferrari range,
boasting better environmental credentials accompanied by more power and
The 458 is largely focussed on the driver, with the remainder of the cabin
laid bare - the driver gets a steering wheel that has the bulk of the
features now mounted on it, moving lights, indicators, windscreen
washer/wiper function to the steering wheel, as well as the start/stop
engine button, the independent damper switch and the all-important
That system controls the suspension, stability control and drivetrain via
the one ECU, which Ferrari says allows the systems to work together for
quicker response times.
The aluminium-spaceframe vehicle, which was developed with input from
Michael Schumacher, sits on a double-wishbone front and multi-link rear
suspension, with some similarity to the underpinnings of the California -
but some of the suspension has been altered for 458 Italia duty, including
The 458 is also stiffer than the outgoing 430 Scuderia, boasting only 30
extra kgs but with 50 more kiloWatts and 70 additional Newton metres of
torque on hand, it's quicker than the outgoing sports model.
The alloy direct-injection engine is now 4.5-litres, with work done to
reduce internal friction as well as using a dry sump and oil scavenger
system, producing 425kW at a manic 9000rpm and 540Nm at 6000rpm, although
80 per cent of that is available from 3250 through until 9000rpm.
2012 Ford Focus ST Turbo @ LA Auto Show
Visit http://OctaneReport.com for more. We speak with Jost Capito, Director
of Global Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Business Development at Ford
Motor Co., about the new turbocharged
2012 Ford Focus ST and Ford's racing plans for it. Head of SVT, RS, and all
Ford racing, Capito has worked at BMW, Porsche, and Sauber F1.
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