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Sal Collaziano
08-31-2010, 06:15 PM
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Ford Focus RS vs. Porsche Boxster - Click above to view the video after the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/31/video-autoexpress-pits-ford-focus-rs-against-porsche-boxster/#continued)

When it comes to a German-American face-off, you could do a lot worse than pitting the BMW M3 against Ford's 5.0-liter V8 powered Mustang (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/24/video-mt-pits-mustang-gt-5-0-against-bmw-m3/). How much worse? How about a comparison test between a base Porsche Boxster (http://www.autoblog.com/model/boxster) and Ford's turbocharged, torque-steering Focus RS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/FocusRS/).

Granted, the rationale for the shoot-out came down to cost. Across the pond both the Boxster and the Focus sticker for about the same amount. But that's about where the similarities end. Almost.

While the Focus channels over 300 horsepower to the front wheels, it also tips the scales 3,200 pounds. Compared to the 2,900-pound, 255-hp, rear-driven Boxster, Ford's hottest hatch comes off as rather portly, although both manage to run to 60 mph in under six seconds.

But beyond the stats and the all-too-important lap time, the real question is how best to spend your sports car money and which vehicle is the most entertaining to drive. For that, you've got to jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/31/video-autoexpress-pits-ford-focus-rs-against-porsche-boxster/#continued).Continue reading Video: AutoExpress pits Ford Focus RS against Porsche Boxster (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/31/video-autoexpress-pits-ford-focus-rs-against-porsche-boxster/)

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