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  • William Maley
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    Rumorpile: Ford Considers A Hotter Focus RS

      Want A Bit More Performance Out of a Focus RS? Ford May Have Hardcore Version in the Cards.

    While Ford is getting the Focus RS ready for production, rumors are now beginning to fly about an even hotter version to take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3.


    Autocar has learned from some sources that a hardcore version of the Focus is currently under consideration. Now this hardcore version will not getting any more power as the 2.3L EboBoost is currently at its limit and there isn't enough space to add any more cooling. So instead Ford will focus on using lightweight components for this version. Such items up for consideration includes carbon fiber-reinforced bodywork, aluminum suspension bits, carbon fiber brakes, and stripping out the interior.


    Along with the weight-loss program, Ford will also tackle the drivetrain. There is talk of a limited-slip differential for the front axle and a dual-clutch automatic transmission.'


    Source: Autocar

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    Always welcome more performance and advancing of technology.  Light-weighting is keeping the industry very busy these days, and Ford is near the front of the charge, possibly leading it.


    Who here knew there was a carbon fiber (graphite composite mix actually) program that dated back to 1977 at Ford, where they made an entire LTD body out the light weight material.  It took a 4Klb sedan down to about 2,780lbs. A quick search brought up this,



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