errm i agree above to a certain extent but the P1, WR1, PPP STI 310hp versions are pretty damn quick, however the weight, the awd transloss etc.. means for me that unless you have a £25,000 priced impreza tuned up then all you will ever acheive is a fast 0-60.
btw. the newer wrx`s with 225ps (222hp) weigh more than a megane have same hp, more lag, and their famed 0-60 claimed at a 5.7 which il tell you know is bullshit.
ive done it in 4 wrx`s now and we have never managed below 6`s to 60 and a megane trophy was tested in autocar at 6.1 to sixty !!
0-60 in all but very wet conditions is identical to a megane, 0-100 is faster on a megane etc..
but anyway back to the Focus RS.
my opinion is that its one of the best if not top 3 in the world handling FWD cars. the tickford puma, the clio trophy, the FRS, the clio willams, pug 205 gti etc.. are all exellent and can keep with rwd, 4wd all but in very wet condtions.
the main advantage of the FRS is that it has a LSD on the front for silly levels of grip, exellent chassis from the focus and uprated further. I dont think you culd evolve the platform any further, the FRS is stunning at handling and direction change. its performance in a straight line will waver by a few lenghs over the 260hp STi, 260hp Evo but once remapped it will keep pace with a 300 evo, 300/310 sti. so formidable.
the colour and styling is great and there rare round my way. i like them a lot. but there not for me really.
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