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No More Competition For Subaru WRX

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It was once at the peak of its glory being ahead of the competition; the Rally-bred car that got basically everyone talking. But now it isn’t anymore. The Subaru WRX is crawling to reach the finish line and it looks like the Ford Focus RS may be the next successor to steal the former’s spotlight.

The Focus RS’ 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine could knock over Subaru WRX’s humble 2-litre engine, and we could definitely expect that to happen since the former uses the same engine as the one that’s in the Mustang. Though many are actually expecting for the RS to have an overhauled engine, so 345 horsepower could be naturally estimated.

With the powerful engine the Focus RS is going to bring, it’s going to take the car from a standstill to 62mph in around 4.7 seconds and the top speed should be 165mph. Moreover, we can also expect a “Drift Mode” from Ford, which simply means that the driving experience would be further enhanced, in contrast to that of the manual gearbox with 6 speeds that the WRX has in hand.

If you’re wondering about the price tag of the Ford Focus RS, you should be expecting to get your pay check ready for $36,605. Let’s just see if it can really beat the Subaru WRX in due time, and tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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1 Comment

  1. Richard Reed

    February 4, 2016 at 7:27 am

    The arrival of the Focus RS in the United States has been promised so long with no results I am beginning to think I’ll see the Second Coming before an RS. I’ll believe it when I see it. Local dealers in the Seattle area (a hotbed of Subaru WRX fans) not only don’t know anything about the car, they won’t even take an advance deposit (“but how about that F-150? I can make you a GREAT deal on….”). Personally, I think the RS is a mythological beast designed to get enthusiasts into the dealerships for some switcheroo tactics. The internet pictures should show a single horn sticking out of the hood.