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Ford sets Focus RS price but has no plans for NZ sales


Ford’s ultra-hot Focus RS will sell for around $75,000 when it hits British showrooms next March

But Ford New Zealand public affairs manager says there are no plans to sell the road rocket here.

Ford today confirmed the turbocharged 2.5-litre, five-cylinder Duratec petrol engine’s output at 305 horsepower, with peak torque of 440Nm.

It says the six-speed RS will hit 100km/h in under six seconds and has a targeted top speed of more than 260km/h.

The front-wheel drive RS gets a unique bonnet, front bumper and side skirts and has19-inch alloy wheels wearing 235/35 tyres.

The twin-bladed rear spoiler and the exterior mirrors are finished in high-gloss black finish. Front seats are Recaros, with side bolsters trimmed to match the colour of the car – green for Ultimate Green models, blue for Performance Blue and Frozen White cars. Rear passengers have sculpted Recaro-style seats.

Added cost extras include partially leather-trimmed seats, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and USB port, and metallic versions of the blue and green exterior colours.

A $2250 Luxury Pack includes Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control air-conditioning; automatic headlights; rain-sensor wipers; auto-dim rear-view mirror; rear parking-distance sensors; tyre deflation-detection; and a Ford Key-Free system.

Adding a Touchscreen DVD Navigation System, with seven-inch touch-screen doubles that price.


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