Ford Performance is Key to Better Mainstream Models

Ford Performance is Key to Better Mainstream Models
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Mirroring its One Ford corporate strategy the blue oval has brought all of its global racing and motorsports divisions under one roof. The company’s SVT, Team RS and Ford Racing subsidiaries now operate under the unified banner of Ford Performance. Continue Reading...

Next Gen Ford Focus RS Could Gain High-Tech Active Differential

Next Gen Ford Focus RS Could Gain High-Tech Active Differential
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While Ford has remained mostly quiet about its next-generation Focus RS model, the American automaker recently threw out a hint that the hot hatch could get an active front limited-slip differential to help control torque steer. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus RS Development Delayed

Ford Focus RS Development Delayed
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In an interview, Ford vehicle line director Gunnar Herrman reported that development on the next-generation Focus RS hot hatch have been delayed to bump development of various other vehicles and its trims and variants, especially the Ford Kuga/Escape and the Ford Focus Electric. Simply, Herrmann explained that “It’s just because we have other priorities to… Continue Reading...

Next-Gen Ford Focus RS Confirmed

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Next-Gen Ford Focus RS Confirmed
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With 305 turbocharged horsepower the Focus RS might just have been the ultimate hot-hatch. Now, for the first time, Ford has confirmed it will have a successor, arriving in late 2013 or early 2014 with at least 350-hp while sticking to its front-wheel-drive strategy. Gunnar Hermann, Ford’s global chief of small cars, has gone on… Continue Reading...

MR Car Design Ford Focus RS Takes the Hottest of Hatches to 355-hp

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MR Car Design Ford Focus RS Takes the Hottest of Hatches to 355-hp
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German tuner MR Car Design has transformed Ford‘s Focus RS into a viable contender to Audi‘s RS3 and BMW‘s 1-Series M. Taking one of Europe’s most popular hot hatches, MR Car Design pushes out 355-hp out of the turbocharged 5-cylinder engine, a 54-hp increase from the factory 301-hp. The enhanced performance comes courtesy of an… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus RS Going To Australia, Limited Quantity of 315

Ford Focus RS Going To Australia, Limited Quantity of 315
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The Land Down Under just got some exciting news from Ford. Even though production is coming to an end, Australia will be gifted with 315 Ford Focus RS models in a limited edition production and available in three different colors. “Customers, the motoring press, Ford enthusiasts and hot hatch fans have all been constantly asking… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Focus RS500 Sells Out in 12 Hours

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Report: Ford Focus RS500 Sells Out in 12 Hours
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The Ford Focus RS500 debut has been a little interesting, to say the least. Ford had built a new website, teasing the release of the car over several days. They claim however that the website was “hacked” and the official (and enticing) photos of the Ford Focus RS500 were released 48 hours early. Perhaps it… Continue Reading...

Report: Is Ford Planning an FT-86 Rival, or is the Focus RS Finally Headed for North America?

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Report: Is Ford Planning an FT-86 Rival, or is the Focus RS Finally Headed for North America?
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The idea of building a vehicle to compete with the Toyota FT-86 is “interesting,” but not necessarily the direction Ford has in mind when it comes to the future of small sporty cars. This is according to Ford marketing boss Jim Farley, who’s brain we had a chance to pick a few weeks back during… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus RS Not Coming to North America

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Ford Focus RS Not Coming to North America
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Several weeks ago we ran a few photos of a Ford Focus RS that was spotted in a suburb of Detroit. This of course led to speculation that FoMoCo was planning to bring its amazing hot hatch to the U.S. Sadly, a Ford exec has confirmed that the RS will not make its way stateside…. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus RS Spied in Detroit

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Ford Focus RS Spied in Detroit
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Stoking the rumors that Ford is planning to bring its impressive Focus RS to the U.S. are some amateur spy photos of the hopped-up compact, taken just outside Detroit. Forum user 2004SVTAutoXer took the photos in the up-scape Royal Oak neighborhood and posted them on FocusFanatics.com. The 2009 Focus RS is powered by a turbocharged… Continue Reading...
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