04-28-2010, 03:17 AM #1
Ford Explains why the Focus RS is not AWD
I totally agree with this and it is very similar to BMW thinking. More efficient, lighter, and quicker response.
04-28-2010, 01:16 PM #2
Can't watch the video yet, but I think it would be interesting and even profitable for them to offer an AWD version as serious competitor to the Mitsubishi EVO and the Subaru STI. Hell, I would be interested to buy one considering the looks, price, and handling, not to mention it is a practical daily car. If the after-market is anything like it is for the Mustang I would be able to build one hell of a 4-banger!
Last edited by fundahl; 04-28-2010 at 01:35 PM.
04-28-2010, 01:19 PM #3
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04-28-2010, 01:51 PM #5
He explains what happens when people start pushing more with FWD The car has a pretty trick diff set up. However, you don't buy the Focus RS to make a drag racer, it is a canyon carver and feels better doing so than its AWD rivals.
04-28-2010, 02:14 PM #6
04-28-2010, 02:24 PM #7
STI's and EVO's understeer as well, not like they are any better.
Yep, I would have to drive an RS and EVO back to back as well. However, we have professional testers who have done it and the Ford Focus RS is being routinely picked over all the other cars in its class. The Fifth Gear review states that is the best car out there in its class. Top Gear states that it is the most fun for the money, period. Ford could have given it AWD, they knew what they were doing.