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I'm impressed!

Had a good play with one today - up to silly silly speeds and I wasn't losing him as quickly as I thought...maybe re-mapped? Anyway, he was all attitude at the traffic lights and 4 miles later I slowed down and got a thumbs up, which is always nice.

All put into persepective earlier in the day (on the way to Brooklands) on the M3 when a tuned RS6 (4 pipes, rather than the usual twin ovals) left me feeling...a tad asthmatic. Awesome!!
 

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Had a play once with a Focus RS and he was only marginally quicker than me so I'd imagine the guy you were up against was at least remapped.
 

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I know of a guy who lives near me and he sold his because he was scared of the car after he crashed it with the torque steer.
 

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Mmm - It had to have been. Had a similar TLGP today with a 330ci "Clubsport" (Yeah right). Effortless destruction, had to undertake the arrogant wassock. 210ish bhp I think?
 

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BMW destroy the use of the clubsport name with that shed - sales reps who have no idea about cars drive them - nasty spoiler - urrrghhh

RS Focus - not had a run in yet, left a Leon Cupra R looking a bit stupid on Sat though [:D] Always get the nod from RS Focus drivers though, dont get that often.
 

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The standard RS is 0-60 in under 6!

I was being followed by one last night and it does fill the mirrors! But sadly he turned off at a set of lights.. So i showed him how 4wd launches are better!
 

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I tsted one.

Very quick but torque steer nearly dislocated my arm, the back end was all over the place and the interior was naff.

Treat with respect, unless it's wet!
 

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Quote: posted by Gti Fly on 18/07/2004 23:39:30

They are blindingly quick in standard form. 30-70 in around 6 secs, plenty fast enough to see off most cars on the road.

I've read remapped versions are kicking out 250-270bhp before any serious work on changing bits and bobs

A chipped 150pd does 30-70 in 6 secs.

I had one in front of me on the M8 last month and I expected it to be quicker than it was.
 

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Ford got the Focus RS right tho - at least as far as the RS badge is concerned. Because of the limited numbers, it will hold its money like the superior, all be it much older, Escort RS Cosworth.

The Focus is quick, but its not great as a road car. One of the other engineers in my office has one, but like all the magazines say, its a bit of a pig to drive.

Oh, and my Scooby blew it off the road more than once![:D]

Must try him in the Passat. Maybe if I get in front of him, and I floor it, I will leave enough black smoke so he wont see where I went!!! [^]
 

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There were a similar number of Escort Cossies to the number of Focus RS's. The Focus was only sold for a year and even 5000 isnt a lot.

Thing is the Escort Cossie has been around a while and lots were sold for rallying, loads have been wrapped round trees or stolen and the only good ones left ie 8 year old minters with around 30k on the clock sell for ?20,000. A lot of them are being stored now due to their appreciating value. The Focus will end up being the same.

Even 12 year old 100,000+ milers with 65 owners, ex-stolen, damaged repaired, mechanically dud, rusty Fix Or Repair Daily sheds go for ?8000.

I still look for a minted low mile Imperial Blue one in my area with FFSH in standard spec with the Lux pack. None are available. The few that pop up are all in south england.

Still my dream car....
 

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I borrowed a virtually new Focus RS for 24 hours soon after they came out. It was not fully run in (800 miles) but I was allowed to rag it. The standard car has 212bhp, remapped you can get about 240-250, downpipes/induction/cams take it to between 270-300bhp.

In my 24 hour drive, I filled it up twice and reckon I did not get 15mpg. It was great fun on a twisty A-road and I didn't mind the torque steer (feeling the Quaife LSD do its thang). The turn-in was awesome and it would definitely show a UK Scooby a clean pair of heels (in the dry). I hated the interior, really did look like a 16 year old chav's work experience project at Halfords. The hardcore driving was not exploitable for 95% of the time and I would resent doing low mpg just to commute. I missed my PD and was glad to get it back.[:)]

A friend has a road-legal track RS with rollcage, race seats, track pads, stiffer suspension, cut slicks and all the tweaks and it drives fantastically on the track and will now go round Goodwood in about 1'30" which is seriously quick. I have driven it briefly and it is great fun, sounds awesome, very precise and chuckable[:D].

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djhorace,

someone less than 60 miles from you (in buckie) has a escort cossie EXACTLY as you describe! Small world eh! Its a mates dad so if you really were interested i could find out more details and if he'd sell it?
 

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Quote: posted by dc on 10/08/2004 23:53:45

Quote: posted by Gti Fly on 18/07/2004 23:39:30

They are blindingly quick in standard form. 30-70 in around 6 secs, plenty fast enough to see off most cars on the road.

I've read remapped versions are kicking out 250-270bhp before any serious work on changing bits and bobs

A chipped 150pd does 30-70 in 6 secs.

I had one in front of me on the M8 last month and I expected it to be quicker than it was.

And how fast does the same TDI do a 0-100 run?
 

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I saw an Escort up in Buckie recently like that. Poss the same car!

Maybe you could PM me the details. Maybe I will go the Cossie route and forget about the bike for a while!

I would be interested in genuine figures for a chipped 150PD golf also;

ie 0-60

0-100

1/4 mile

Top Speed

The reason I am asking is that there is a 200 BHP one in Peterhead which goes like horse manure off a shuffle...
 

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i'll see what details i can get for you. Is the golf in peterhead the one on an irish reg plate? or at least a private plate with a different font?and is it silver?
 
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