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Focus RS configurator is live.. Not too many options, as expected.

 

Give me the blue and optional black wheels, 10 speaker system, leather seats, about 41k. Steep price for sure.

 

Discuss.

 

http://shop.ford.com/build/focus/#/chooseyourpath/Config%5B%7CFord%7CFocus%7C2016%7C1%7C1.%7C.P3E.....SDN.GAS.RET.S.~FOCUS.%5D

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Very cool, but I think for 41K there are other auto's I would rather own.

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Very cool, but I think for 41K there are other auto's I would rather own.

All depends if you're looking for performance or not because I could totally agree with you if you just want more car itself.  But if you're looking for a DD with a wife and kid it has 4 doors and a hatch for space. Better daily driver than a mustang/camaro/chally for most, I would suspect.

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  • All-new 2016 Ford Focus RS sprints from 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 165 mph
  • Fastest-ever Ford RS model will start at $36,605 featuring Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive and a projected 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque from its 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine
  • Innovative Focus RS offers drive modes – including industry-first drift mode – along with launch control; customer deliveries of high-performance hatchback start in North America in spring 2016

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A buddy of mine text me today and told me his dealer won't be getting an RS in and they as of know they are marked 7-10k up :omfg: . That's nearly 50k for a Focus. Talk about a "hot hatch". lol

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WOW, so configured the way I would want it and I end up with an Econo box that costs $43,000 + to own and this is still a econobox. Nice but WOW, damn!!!!

 

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WOW, so configured the way I would want it and I end up with an Econo box that costs $43,000 + to own and this is still a econobox. Nice but WOW, damn!!!!

 

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Yeah then tack on roughly 7-10k! You're looking at a $50,000 Focus right there. 

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WOW, so configured the way I would want it and I end up with an Econo box that costs $43,000 + to own and this is still a econobox. Nice but WOW, damn!!!!

 

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Yeah then tack on roughly 7-10k! You're looking at a $50,000 Focus right there. 

 

For 50K, there are better rides out there than the Focus. I might be wrong but will have to sit in one and compare interior, exterior and then a drive to compare to others.

 

This is not your College students eco ride anymore.

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WOW, so configured the way I would want it and I end up with an Econo box that costs $43,000 + to own and this is still a econobox. Nice but WOW, damn!!!!

 

attachicon.gif2016FocusRS.jpg

 

That looks really good in those colors.

That price is not bad considering you get a track ready race car that also serves as a DD that can be driven all year long.

How many vehicles today can claim all that for less?

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This will rot on lots.  Dealers won't want to stock them.  I mean it has a lot of groups of letters, but come on, a V8 Mustang, Camaro or Challenger can be had for less money.  Plus, how does it compare to an STi, its only rival now that Mitsu has abandoned their only fans?

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This will rot on lots.  Dealers won't want to stock them.  I mean it has a lot of groups of letters, but come on, a V8 Mustang, Camaro or Challenger can be had for less money.  Plus, how does it compare to an STi, its only rival now that Mitsu has abandoned their only fans?

 

Pretty sure it's a limited production run, and allocation is gonna be scarce.

 

It's going to sell, but it's not going to be a volume seller. The whole point of the vehicle is to give absurd performance to a hatchback.

 

Practicality, AWD and power without having to go to a luxury brand to pay a luxury price. Sure it's lacking the creature comforts, but again, that's why it's a limited production run,

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WOW, so configured the way I would want it and I end up with an Econo box that costs $43,000 + to own and this is still a econobox. Nice but WOW, damn!!!!

 

attachicon.gif2016FocusRS.jpg

 

That looks really good in those colors.

That price is not bad considering you get a track ready race car that also serves as a DD that can be driven all year long.

How many vehicles today can claim all that for less?

 

Will grant you that only the STI competes against this and just built it out same color and it ended up at the same $43,000+ price. So will wait and see if FORD can hit the same performance crowd and make it a success.

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WOW, so configured the way I would want it and I end up with an Econo box that costs $43,000 + to own and this is still a econobox. Nice but WOW, damn!!!!

 

attachicon.gif2016FocusRS.jpg

 

That looks really good in those colors.

That price is not bad considering you get a track ready race car that also serves as a DD that can be driven all year long.

How many vehicles today can claim all that for less?

 

Will grant you that only the STI competes against this and just built it out same color and it ended up at the same $43,000+ price. So will wait and see if FORD can hit the same performance crowd and make it a success.

 

 

SO you will wait to see.

 

Good to know.

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WOW, so configured the way I would want it and I end up with an Econo box that costs $43,000 + to own and this is still a econobox. Nice but WOW, damn!!!!

 

attachicon.gif2016FocusRS.jpg

 

That looks really good in those colors.

That price is not bad considering you get a track ready race car that also serves as a DD that can be driven all year long.

How many vehicles today can claim all that for less?

 

Will grant you that only the STI competes against this and just built it out same color and it ended up at the same $43,000+ price. So will wait and see if FORD can hit the same performance crowd and make it a success.

 

 

SO you will wait to see.

 

Good to know.

 

We'll like the STI, I doubt I would fit in it. If I do get in it, no one will be able to sit behind me. So be interesting to see how many Ford sells of these, so yup, wait and see how it does. Glad they have an auto some in the tuner crowds will love.

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WOW, so configured the way I would want it and I end up with an Econo box that costs $43,000 + to own and this is still a econobox. Nice but WOW, damn!!!!

 

attachicon.gif2016FocusRS.jpg

 

That looks really good in those colors.

That price is not bad considering you get a track ready race car that also serves as a DD that can be driven all year long.

How many vehicles today can claim all that for less?

 

Will grant you that only the STI competes against this and just built it out same color and it ended up at the same $43,000+ price. So will wait and see if FORD can hit the same performance crowd and make it a success.

 

 

SO you will wait to see.

 

Good to know.

 

We'll like the STI, I doubt I would fit in it. If I do get in it, no one will be able to sit behind me. So be interesting to see how many Ford sells of these, so yup, wait and see how it does. Glad they have an auto some in the tuner crowds will love.

 

So your interest in its success has more to do with segment size, as all compact pocket rockets are tight for bigger fellas.

Understood now.

I simply thought you were suggesting that the success of an RS in America is questionable and that you were awaiting any forthcoming success.

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^ So for me the segment is a valid segment, Subaru has built up their reputation with the STI and people are willing to spend the money for that segment auto. Ford has a reputation as an economy car, but not a performance economy car. So I wonder if the RS will sell here enough to have ford keep it around in the future years or if like GM they will kill off a solid auto due to lack of instant sales. Ford did this when I bought my 1991 Ford Escort GT that was an awesome little car but then Ford decontented it and took away the zoom factor the following year. 

 

I hope I am wrong and that there is enough people out there who buy it and allow it to be a hit and hang around for the future.

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The history and legacy of RS is impressive and well known to pretty much anyone, certainly most, who might consider an RS in America.

I am sure it will be well received.

 

And of course once the reviews come out, I am confident it will be highly praised.

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Ya know what? I'm actually kind of surprised they didn't utilize carbon fiber wheels for this too. Or at least make it an option or something. Just seems appropriate with what this car is designed for and how high in the performance market it is.

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I get that other automakers don’t have anywhere near the legacy and experience in building a car like this and it is intimidating or doubtful to upstage…..but I also understand as an engineer, the luring challenge of trying to do it.

 

But this is not a car that will spawn enough sales to make them try through greed though.

 

Anyway, thank you Ford.

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Ya know what? I'm actually kind of surprised they didn't utilize carbon fiber wheels for this too. Or at least make it an option or something. Just seems appropriate with what this car is designed for and how high in the performance market it is.

 

 

Well, if they did that then next think you know people would build one on their site, load it up and then complain how it costs to much for a Focus... :2cents:

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Ya know what? I'm actually kind of surprised they didn't utilize carbon fiber wheels for this too. Or at least make it an option or something. Just seems appropriate with what this car is designed for and how high in the performance market it is.

 

 

Well, if they did that then next think you know people would build one on their site, load it up and then complain how it costs to much for a Focus... :2cents:

 

lol touche' touche'..  

 

Yeah that would definitely push the tag close if not above 50k.

 

Wings, as an engineer, is it possible to make an aluminum/carbon fiber composite for wheels? To lighten them up a good amount but still keep the price "somewhat realistic" or at least on the OEM front.

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Ya know what? I'm actually kind of surprised they didn't utilize carbon fiber wheels for this too. Or at least make it an option or something. Just seems appropriate with what this car is designed for and how high in the performance market it is.

 

 

Well, if they did that then next think you know people would build one on their site, load it up and then complain how it costs to much for a Focus... :2cents:

 

lol touche' touche'..  

 

Yeah that would definitely push the tag close if not above 50k.

 

Wings, as an engineer, is it possible to make an aluminum/carbon fiber composite for wheels? To lighten them up a good amount but still keep the price "somewhat realistic" or at least on the OEM front.

 

I can't speak confidently toward materials and engineering, but I will say that weight reduction is the next big thing that everyone is heavy into.  

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Ya know what? I'm actually kind of surprised they didn't utilize carbon fiber wheels for this too. Or at least make it an option or something. Just seems appropriate with what this car is designed for and how high in the performance market it is.

 

 

Well, if they did that then next think you know people would build one on their site, load it up and then complain how it costs to much for a Focus... :2cents:

 

lol touche' touche'..  

 

Yeah that would definitely push the tag close if not above 50k.

 

Wings, as an engineer, is it possible to make an aluminum/carbon fiber composite for wheels? To lighten them up a good amount but still keep the price "somewhat realistic" or at least on the OEM front.

 

I can't speak confidently toward materials and engineering, but I will say that weight reduction is the next big thing that everyone is heavy into.  

 

If the Mustang can have a Carbon Wheel option, no reason the Focus RS could not have it. The few thousand dollars is cheap for the amount of weight it drops.

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Ya know what? I'm actually kind of surprised they didn't utilize carbon fiber wheels for this too. Or at least make it an option or something. Just seems appropriate with what this car is designed for and how high in the performance market it is.

 

 

Well, if they did that then next think you know people would build one on their site, load it up and then complain how it costs to much for a Focus... :2cents:

 

lol touche' touche'..  

 

Yeah that would definitely push the tag close if not above 50k.

 

Wings, as an engineer, is it possible to make an aluminum/carbon fiber composite for wheels? To lighten them up a good amount but still keep the price "somewhat realistic" or at least on the OEM front.

 

I can't speak confidently toward materials and engineering, but I will say that weight reduction is the next big thing that everyone is heavy into.  

 

If the Mustang can have a Carbon Wheel option, no reason the Focus RS could not have it. The few thousand dollars is cheap for the amount of weight it drops.

 

They might have wanted to just keep the price somewhat "reasonable" as I would have to believe it would be a near 10k option because it would be more than just wheels that would be swapped out. The suspension would have to be retuned and with that I could see potentially haveing to retune AWD/traction systems. But if it was an RS-R as a super limited run that would be gnarly!

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