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Ford Fiesta RS And Focus RS Still On The Radar: Report

Contrary to previous reports, it looks like Ford is considering launching both a Fiesta RS and a Focus RS, though at the moment neither car is confirmed for production. That’s the claim of British publication Auto Express, citing some Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] insiders.

Ford reserves the RS designation for its most potent models. The previous Focus RS, for example, packed as much as 345 horsepower in some guises and came with a Quaife limited-slip differential. The new Focus RS was expected to follow the example of its predecessor while the new Fiesta RS was to be influenced by the Blue Oval’s most recent Fiesta RS WRC racer.

If both cars do come to market, and that’s a big if given Ford’s financial woes in Europe where the cars are to be developed, expect the Fiesta RS to be generating around 230 horsepower from its turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, up from the current Fiesta ST’s 180-horsepower rating. The car would also be fitted with commensurate suspension, brake and tire upgrades.

The Focus RS, meanwhile, would generate more than 300 horsepower from its version of the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder announced for the 2015 Mustang. Test mule spy shots showed that development of the Focus RS had started, though it now seems the production green light is yet to be given.

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the 2.3l I4 with more than 300hp is going to be in the MKC Red Label too??
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I hope they reconsider the awd for the Focus, it could be epic with it. They also need a dual clutch option if they want better sales numbers.
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Agreed, LetsRace. May as well go all-out with the RS, there's alot of goodwill behind the name, and an AWD version would be awesome.



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This falls right in line with the reports of the Gen 2 Ecoboost being able to achieve over 140 hp a liter specific output.


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This falls right in line with the reports of the Gen 2 Ecoboost being able to achieve over 140 hp a liter specific output.
Remember when 100 hp / litre was the Holy Grail?!?



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Re: Ford Fiesta RS And Focus RS Still On The Radar: Report

prolley no news but nice pic

Whispers of A New Ford Fiesta RS Are Emerging In Europe - FordAuthority
by Thomas Zimmer - Jan 9, 2014



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Remember when 100 hp / litre was the Holy Grail?!?
Yes I certainly do, and I remember when 80 hp a liter specific output was notable. Today's Ford Focus has an 80 hp/ liter naturally aspirated 4 cylinder!


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I still laugh at my 4.2L AMC Spirit inline-6 with 100 hp... 24 hp / litre! Yee-haw!!!



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Has there been any update on the merger of FPV, Team RS, and SVT? Weren't they supposed to come under a new name?

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