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    Cool Ford media kit info from Geneva Auto Show

    All-new Ford Focus RS makes global debut at Geneva Motor Show; introduces advanced performance technologies to deliver the ultimate fun-to-drive experience

    Third-generation Focus RS pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for class-leading cornering speed and at-limit handling

    Focus RS is first RS model with drive modes – including industry-first drift mode – and launch control

    High-performance hatch features specially engineered 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing more than 315 horsepower, as well as most powerful RS brake system with Brembo front calipers


    Click: ford.com/content/news/2015/03/03/all-new-focus-rs-makes-global-debut

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    from AutoExpress UK:

    New Ford Focus RS races in with sub-30k GBP price tag - 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbo engine delivers 316bhp via 4WD

    The wait for the new Ford Focus RS is over. Ford has finally revealed the highly-anticipated mega-hatch at the Geneva Motor Show. This time around the fast Ford is packing in excess of 316 bhp and a four-wheel drive set-up.

    Following the hugely positive response to the Ford GT supercar at the Detroit Motor Show, Ford aims to instil some supercar thrills in the latest Focus RS with a flared nose and wheelarches and an aggressive stance.

    The latest model to wear the fabled RS badge goes on sale early next year, and follows a long line of affordable but seriously high-performance Fords a dynasty that started back in 1968 with the 15M RS and brought us legends like the Escort RS1600, Sierra RS Cosworth, Escort RS Cosworth and two Focus RS models before this. When it goes on sale next year, the newcomer will cost less than 30,000 GBP and deliver performance to rival the most formidable heavyweight hot hatches on the market.

    notes of highlight:
    ....quote Raj Nair..."Cost didn't come into it," said Nair. "It wasn't a case of engineers vs accountants, but that we wanted to make an affordable performance vehicle with the best technology possible - it needs to be a percentage above an ST. That's what an RS should be about."


    The second major innovation on the new RS Focus is the low weight of the new four-wheel drive transmission. It's thought the system only adds around 20kg to the car - a similar weight penalty to that which the clever RevoKnuckle front suspension setup added on the last generation RS. However, with Ford's latest Dynamic Torque Vectoring system, RevoKnuckle is now redundant.


    UK dealers shifted nearly 4,600 examples of the previous RS between 2009 and 2011, and Ford has similarly high hopes with this Mk3. Prices will dip under the 30GBP barrier for the standard car, which will come with 19-inch alloys, Brembo brakes, Recaro sports seats and a range of sporty design touches; sat-nav and Recaro bucket seats will be optional, as will semi-slick track tyres.

    Colors/Colours:
    Ford has confirmed that the Liquid Blue colour on the car in our pictures is only for the show model, but it's promising a new Nitrous Blue paint will be similar. Stealth Grey, Absolute Black and Frozen White will also appear, but the last RS's Ultimate Green finish has been dropped.

    Read more / photos: New Ford Focus RS unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2015 | Auto Express

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    £30k is like $46k

    That's a lot if they stick with the regular conversion rate. My guess is it will actually be $38k-$42k and compete head on with the STI. Otherwise I still think Subaru will come out the winner due to price.
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    Ford RS is too compete with the Golf R in US thats at 36k
    so with tax, tag ntitle n other fees prolly in the 38k range as you say
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    Ford RS is too compete with the Golf R in US thats at 36k
    so with tax, tag ntitle n other fees prolly in the 38k range as you say
    If they are able to offer it at the price here then Subaru is in trouble. Even though the STI isn't a hatch it will be cross shopped with both those cars. AWD/Turbo category.

    I still can't see it being less than $38k here though. Simply based on the GBP pricing.
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    I think we are both in the right price range tbh.
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    to quote from EVO.co.uk Magazine:

    Price and Release date

    This will be the first RS to be sold globally, including North America, China and Australia. Again, there’s no official word on price, but we’re expecting it to be less than £30,000 in the UK, which would pitch it squarely against the Golf R.


    Read more: evo.co.uk/ford-focus-rs-2015-preview-specifications-pictures-pricing

    ----hence why i looked up the US pricing on the Golf R which is at 36k

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    ugh I still think if this car is pushing $1k-$3k more than the STI then putting that money into a Subbie will yield better results and outperform the Ford...

    the RS is looking nicer and nicer though... without question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    to quote from EVO.co.uk Magazine:

    Price and Release date

    This will be the first RS to be sold globally, including North America, China and Australia. Again, there’s no official word on price, but we’re expecting it to be less than £30,000 in the UK, which would pitch it squarely against the Golf R.


    Read more: evo.co.uk/ford-focus-rs-2015-preview-specifications-pictures-pricing

    ----hence why i looked up the US pricing on the Golf R which is at 36k

    That is interesting that they don't even consider the STI. I wonder what the strategy behind that is. It can't just be because hatch vs sedan. Can it?
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    that could be completely the reason...

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    the STI / WRX is not a "Hot Hatch" competitor especially in Europe ...
    RS3 hatch, Golf R hatch , that new Merc hatch, heck even the new Civic Type R , the renault megane hatch etc

    so yup they dont even consider in hatches the STI / WRX sedans as in Europe hatches are well the staple diet of manic'ness
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    Not sure why it took me so long to realize that was the Europe only press info lol. Of course the STI is on their list over there.
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    speaking to my mates at FP(Ford Performance UK) who are in Geneva , the are aware from me that it has to come in at the price point to compete with a high end wrx / low end STI aka same as the golf r here for it to be competitive
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