10 Surprising Cars the Ford Focus RS is Faster Than

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10 Surprising Cars the Ford Focus RS is Faster Than

It has been confirmed that the 2016 Ford Focus RS will go 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds while having a top speed of 165 mph.

As the fastest-ever Ford RS model, the new Focus RS will crank out 345 horsepower and AutoGuide.com has already compiled a list of surprising cars that it’s more powerful than. But how the hot hatch’s 0-62 mph time hold up against the competition? You might be surprised to hear some of the cars it beats.

SEE ALSO: 10 Surprising Cars the Ford Focus RS is More Powerful Than

To give competitors the benefit of the doubt, we researched both 0-60 and 0-62 mph times, assuming the difference is negligible.

Here are 10 cars the new Focus RS would embarrass in a drag race.

Ferrari Testarossa – 5.3 seconds

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With a 4.9-liter V12 engine, the Ferrari Testarossa may have 390 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque, but even one of the world’s most famous exotics can’t keep up with the new Ford Focus RS. The Testarossa has a 0-62 mph time of 5.3 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds behind the hot hatch from Ford. And we should point out, the Focus has less power!


2015 Subaru WRX STI – 5.1 seconds

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It’s one of the world’s most famous all-wheel drive sports cars, but even the Subaru WRX STI has some stiff competition with the Ford Focus RS. With 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque, the WRX STI doesn’t even measure up on paper and the Japanese automaker claims it does 0-60 in 5.1 seconds.


2014 Bentley Mulsanne Speed – 4.9 seconds

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Yes, we’re well aware that you could buy nearly 10 Ford Focus RS hatchbacks for the price of one Bentley Mulsanne Speed, but would you believe that an ultra-luxury sedan with a 6.8-liter engine with 530 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque can’t keep up with a little hatchback? According to the British automaker, the Mulsanne Speed does the 0-62 mph sprint in 4.9 seconds, meaning all 10 of your Ford Focus RS hatchbacks would be faster.


Porsche 996 Carrera – 4.9 seconds

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Believe it or not, but a previous-generation Porsche 996 Carrera can’t even keep up with the Ford Focus RS in a drag race. With a 0-62 time of 4.9 seconds, the Carrera with a 3.6-liter engine sporting 315 hp shows just how far cars have come in less than two decades.


2010 Ford Mustang GT – 4.9 seconds

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If you’ve got a previous-generation Ford Mustang GT, you might want to consider trading it in for a Ford Focus RS. Sporting a 4.6-liter V8 engine with 315 hp, the Mustang GT doesn’t beat the Ford Focus RS on paper or on the streets.


2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 – 4.9 seconds

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Considering the Focus RS outpaces the 2010 Ford Mustang GT, it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that it trumps the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 as well. It’s even crazier when you consider the Challenger has a 6.1-liter V8 engine with 425 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Now the Challenger Hellcat… that’s an entirely different story.


Acura NSX – 4.8 seconds

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We definitely understand that the first-generation Acura NSX graced our presence many, many years ago, but it still has to be a surprise that it’s slower than the Ford Focus RS. Even if you take the 1997 Acura NSX-T model with a 3.2-liter mated to a six-speed manual, the most generous 0-60 mph time is 4.8 seconds. Something tells us that the new Acura NSX will leave the Focus RS in the dust though.


BMW E90/E92 M3 – 4.8 seconds with manual transmission

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One of BMW’s most popular sports cars is actually slower than Ford’s hot hatch. Last generation’s BMW M3 when equipped with a manual transmission goes 0-62 in 4.8 seconds. Now, those that opted for the non-manual transmission will do the sprint in 4.6 seconds. It is worth noting that independent testing saw sub-four second sprints from the E92 M3.


2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS – 4.8 seconds with manual transmission

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When the American sports car market heated up in 2010, the Chevrolet Camaro SS led the pace with a 4.8-second 0-60 time when equipped with a manual transmission. The automatic gearbox did allow the coupe to do the sprint 0.2 seconds faster. But still, we’re talking about a 6.2-liter V8 with 426 hp when paired to the six-speed manual or 400 hp when mated to the automatic.


2016 Audi TTS – 4.7 seconds

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Enough with sports cars that are outdated. How about the all-new Audi TTS? Believe it or not, the 2016 Audi TTS with 292 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and an S-tronic transmission goes 0-62 in 4.7 seconds. Sure, that’s a tie on paper but you’ve got to be intrigued to see what will be faster in the real world.

  • What about the Porsche 918?

  • Mrk Thatsrite

    did you even research the specs before asking?

  • timothyhood

    I really want the Shelby GT350, however, $15K in extra dealer markup means that car has too much unobtanium for me. I’ll wait until further into 2016 to see if prices settle, but if not, this RS may make for a fine option.

  • Mark S

    But…..a base Mustang GT at about 32.5k is faster.

  • ALLEN COPELAND

    WORST IDEA FOR AN ARTICLE EVER!!! 2016 ANYTHING AGANST A 2006/2010 ETC.

  • David

    Headline pulled my interest from email blast.
    Article fell flat.

  • JSmath

    But doesn’t have four doors or AWD. Moot point is moot, different cars for different purposes.

    I own a Mustang.

  • JSmath

    The Porsche 918 costs at least 20 times as much as the Focus RS.
    That’s what you wanted to know, right?

  • Mark S

    Read the title of the piece – why mention the Camaro and not Fords own Stang.

  • Mark S

    Read the title of the piece – why mention the Camaro and not Fords own Stang.

  • Jake

    what… they couldn’t find a picture of a 2010 Mustang, so they had to use an 11 or 12?!

  • dariansdad

    Oooh, let’s compare more 20-year-old cars to a new model. OK, how about a Hyundai Elantra that beats a 1995 Beetle. Or a Hayabusa that beats a Honda Goldwing. Oh, oh, I know, how about this is a bullshit article that beats itself from click bait to trash.

  • peteyone

    Where did this writer learn his grammar with a headline like that? Pi$$ poor headline!

  • Michael Santosuosso

    You moron that is a 2010 they refreshed the body in 2010 but left the 4.6.

  • Michael Santosuosso

    And $25k mark up on type R