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VIDEO: Ford Focus RS 305HP Laps the 'Ring in 8:26 minutes

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It is Ford's time to share a video of one of its cars lapping one of the world's most difficult circuits, the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The vehicle is none other than Ford's fastest-ever European production model, the new Focus RS. Driven by Horst von Saurma-Jeltsch, Chief editor of the German magazine Sport-Auto and well known Nurburgring racer, the Focus RS completed the 13 mile-long course in 8 minutes and 26 seconds, almost half a minute faster than the 225HP Focus ST (8:51 minutes by Sport-Auto in 2005).

The European market Focus RS packs a 300 horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox that drives the front wheels. The hot hatch accelerates from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 5.9 sec and on to a top speed of 263 km/h (163mph). Along with the standard video, Ford and Sport-Auto also released a so-called, 'alternative-cut' version of the film.




6 Comments:

Anonymous said... »August 05, 2009

He should ride a Megane R26.R ...

tarmac said... »August 06, 2009

It'd be interesting to see the Ford driven by one of the test drivers or a professional racing driver. The Megane R26.R managed an 8'16 but the journalist in the Focus didn't appear to be trying particularly hard - either that or the Focus is just very composed at speed.

Anonymous said... »August 06, 2009

Nice but still behind the lowly Cobalt SS at 8.22

Anonymous said... »August 11, 2009

I agree with Tarmac, there is no way that is as fast as that car could run that. He looked like he was taking it for a Sunday drive...

Anonymous said... »August 18, 2009

Well I think the driver was driving well and pretty fast, even though the time is not the best.

Anonymous said... »August 25, 2009

this is a very good car and i like this car

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