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  • Yanzo

    it works but it’s not perfect right? cause i seen the videos on youtube and everyones like there’s still a little bit of torque steer but no where neart as much as last time

    • “james”

      PLEASE! FORD, BRING THIS CAR TO AUSTRALIA!!!!

      • Yanzo

        i thought it was here, they just call it the xr5 turbo

        • Jon

          Yes, but XR5 has only 5 doors hatchback that sells in Oz, Europe sell both 3 and 5 doors called “Focus ST” which is same as XR5 like same engine 2.5L,etc… Tis one is Focus RS which is like FPV or HSV in Australia with big extra power.

        • Matt

          The XR5 is a little brother to the RS, like a WRX to an STI, .

    • Stevie

      Nothing’s perfect but at the end of the day a quantifiable result like that speaks for itself… and yes, why the hell wont they bring this car here already??? I’d be lining up to buy one!

      • smokin’R32

        Id say by the time they bring it here it’d probably be pushing 50grand plus, not real attractive when positioned next to an XR6 turbo

        • Philthy

          It’s an STI/ Evo/ Golf R/ Renault R26R competitor so I dont think pricing it at 50 or 60k would be a big issue. Would appeal to a different set of customers IMHO. Maybe the cost of supporting them with parts & servicing etc would be too much for the projected demand?

          • Shak

            I actually think the pricing wil be the main factor for slow sales. The above comment also makes a good point, Aussies no matter how little bogan they have in them will always look at why the little hatch is priced the same as a home grown performance machine. I really like the car but doubt that people would buy it over an EVO, or STi with AWD and loads more cred in australia, where people havent much heard of a FOcus RS.

        • Car Fanatic

          I’ve driven the old RS and if this thing handles anything like that I’d have the Focus over the XR6 turbo anyday.

  • http://caradvide figo

    only 8000 of these are being made worldwide and 3000 are for uk,most of them have already been sold.so its unlikely we’ll see this in oz.

  • Asher

    Latest issue of Top Gear magazine said that the RS go’s for $36k Works out around $63 500. Slap on shipping costs and a little good ol GST and its probably closer to $70 000 Australian. I dont think we are gunna see the RS in Australia anytime in the future.

    • Car Fanatic

      Where did you hear that Rubbish Asher? The Focus 2.5RS is priced from 26,395 GBP, which at todays exchange rate is $47,990 so it will probably be closer to 50-55K, quite acceptable if you ask me.

  • sooty

    Come on Ford, bring me a white one right now! Where do I sign?
    In an interview over a year ago, Jost Capito, the head of the RS team, was saying that the RS will be sold in Europe and Australia. He wouldn’t lie, would he?

  • shane

    i brought did anyone else that “come on ford bring it to australia”

Ford Focus Specs

Car Details
Make
FORD
Model
FOCUS
Variant
CL
Series
LR
Year
2002
Body Type
5D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
1.8L
Cylinders
INLINE 4
Max. Torque
156Nm @  4400rpm
Max. Power
85kW @  5500rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
72.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
80.6x88mm
Compression Ratio
10
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
4.06
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
55
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
8L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1175
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1430mm
Length
4152mm
Width
1699mm
Ground Clearance
122mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:800  Unbrake:590
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.9
Front Rim Size
6x15
Rear Rim Size
6x15
Front Tyres
195/60 R15
Rear Tyres
195/60 R15
Wheel Base
2615
Front Track
1494
Rear Track
1487
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DRUM
Standard Features
Driver
Power Steering
Entertainment
Radio CD with 4 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front
Safety
Airbag Driver, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning
Safety
Safety Pack
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-O-16
Country of Origin
SPAIN