2009 Ford Focus RS Concept; Don't Make It Angry

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We finally have some leaked shots of the Ford Focus RS ahead of the London Motor Show, and we're green with envy at any Europeans lucky enough to get the real version when it comes out. Unless it's in the same weirdo neon green as the concept. We know the new RS Focus will generate more than 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque from the 2.5-liter Duratec inline five, which should be good for a 0-60 mph time in under six seconds. And that's only the start.


Moving beyond the interesting choice of color, the body has been seriously tweaked with a gigantic intake, meaner-looking headlights, vents everywhere and widely flared fenders. The newest RS will sit even lower than the ST, with only the 19-inch wheels keeping it from scraping bottom. The interior matches the exterior, with two-tone Recaro seats and a host of gauges specific to the RS. An awesome bit of product planning and design, eh? We're pretty sure that covers two of the five reasons we're not proud of American cars. Want to bring it over here Ford and maybe fix that? [Autoweek via AutoBlog Spanish via AutoBlog]


Jeff Glucker

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