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Sorry if this is a re post but came across Auto Express on Facebook with the following article about some new and apparently exclusive pics of the new Focus RS.

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Ford drops heavy hints that the new Ford Focus RS is a reality - now with more exclusive pictures and details

Ford has dropped the biggest hint yet that a new Ford Focus RS super-hatch is deep into development. Our exclusive images - which are based on the recently facelifted model - show how the world's best-selling car will be turned from a family hatchback into one of the fastest front-wheel-drive cars ever made.

Chief operating officer for Ford of Europe, Barb Samardzich, told us at a recent company event in Milan: "I can't give you any confirmation today, but let's say there's a strong desire. Something like that makes a great halo car."

A Ford spokesman backed up Samardzich's comment, saying: "We have a rich heritage of RS cars, and we're not about to let any competitors overtake us in that respect. You can rest assured that Martin [Smith, director of design, Ford of Europe] and his team are fully focused on the future of our performance strategy."

A refreshed Focus ST is scheduled to arrive this summer. It's expected to make its worldwide debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of next month - which is a reflection of the UK's importance in the global hot hatch market. But while the styling will be significantly more extreme than the current model's, there won't be any power boosts for its 247bhp 2.0-litre turbo, leaving room for a more potent RS above it.

The hot favourite to feature under the bonnet of the Ford Focus RS is a new direct-injection 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost turbo, developed for the entry-level version of the latest Mustang. While it'll produce 304bhp in the Mustang, which will arrive in the UK towards the end of 2014, it could be tuned to as much as 350bhp for the Focus RS - matching the previous-generation limited-edition RS500.

Read the full article at the link below...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/focus/86869/ford-focus-rs-blasts-back

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