Picking my ST up tomorrow at the dealer
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I spotted one on the freeway yesterday in that yellow mustard color and it had very strong presence; I have to say that I am impressed with it so far.
ST1 and ST2 come with pretty standard halogen headlamps. ST3 gets bi-xenon HIDs with LED brow lamps and cornering lamps. OEM HIDs are like $1500-$1700 each, so the ST3 package is pretty nicely equipped for the coin.
You think you hate it now. Wait til you drive it.
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Or wait for the next RS with 2.3L Turbo 350hp
Rumors coming out of England indicate that the next generation of Ford's performance-oriented Focus RS will pack as much as 350 horsepower, marking a noticeable increase of about 50 ponies over the last-gen model.
Power will reportedly come from the 2.3-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder mill that Ford is currently developing to use in the next-gen Mustang. To help eliminate torque steer, the car will likely be equipped with an electronically-controlled active differential, a unit that is similar in concept to the one that will equip the upcoming seventh-gen Volkswagen GTI.
Len Urwin, the head of Ford's Team RS, told PistonHeads in an interview that fitting the car with an all-wheel drive system is under consideration but it would have to be developed from the ground up because the only all-wheel drive systems that Ford currently has access to are front-biased.
"[The Haldex-designed all-wheel drive system] is inherently an understeering system," said Urwin. "We would need to do something we could make fun to drive."
Furthermore, all-wheel drive would add unwanted pounds to the car's weight and unwanted dollars to its base price.
The Focus RS is expected to make its public debut as a limited-edition model in a year or two. Available only as a five-door hatchback, it will boast a wider track and a rally-inspired body kit.
While Ford has not confirmed this, rumors indicate that the next-gen Focus RS will be available in the United States for the first time in the model's illustrious history.
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That NFS video is the best ST commercial to date, and I'm saying that even though I'm actually in the Key West ST commercial. Only a video game could pull that off and not catch hell in the big corporate auto industry.
I checked it out and all they had was an ST2 package, I'm going to wait for an ST3 to come in before I test drive the beast. It looks much bigger than my Golf, esp the trunk space.
It's a nice ride nonetheless.
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Headlights are commodity items. There isn't someone sitting in a basement at Ford reinventing the wheel designing an inferior headlamp. The projector optics and HID capsules are beyond any doubt just standard supplier items, identical to those found on other cars.
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