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AMG_POWER
11-21-2003, 08:11 PM
Just saw one, is it fast and shit??? anyone?

WASABI
11-21-2003, 08:19 PM
No mustang engine in there. Supercharger maybe. SVT is what ford calls their Special Vehicles Team or something like that. Performance enhancements from the dealer. Not sure about the specs, sorry. I guess it's sort of like DINAN with BMW.

85eta
11-21-2003, 10:06 PM
Focus SVT 170HP Pretty sure they are not supercharged

BimmerMan
11-21-2003, 10:15 PM
2.0L I4
170hp, 145 ft/lbs
3-door 2,593 lbs
5-door 2,675 lbs

theblue
11-21-2003, 10:20 PM
true...

there is also a company that is putting blown mustang motors into the focus and making it RWD... they are very fast and rare

SpoolinS6
11-21-2003, 11:17 PM
ive seen a 5.0L in a ford focus and converting them to rear wheel drive theyre ****ing fast but they need alot of frame support to take all that torque !

Jon@Bimmersport
11-22-2003, 12:30 AM
there is a kit for the 4.6L to drop in and be converted to RWD..dont beleive me? i have the ad in a magazine..of sport compact national...

WASABI..arent u tired of being wrong? :D

Bill Gates
11-22-2003, 12:53 AM
You mean this??? check out the article.

Here's a Focus I'd drive without embarrassment...

It's a Ford Focus, but not as you know it. While British motorists have to 'make do' with the 210bhp RS, here's the ultimate version of the small family car, which punches out double that! Called the RS8 because it packs a V8 engine - a first for the Focus - it boasts 420bhp fed to the back wheels.

The amazing motor is the work of the blue oval's Ford Racing division. And the RS8 stunned showgoers when it was unveiled at last week's Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) exhibition in gamblers' paradise, Las Vegas, Nevada. The clever bit is that, to the untrained eye, it looks just like any other fast Focus.

Yet a closer inspection reveals a few giveaway signs of what's hidden underneath. The twin exhaust pipes exit at portals cut into the sides of the rear bumper, while a bigger cooling system can be seen through the mesh front grille. Inside, racing gauges mounted on the driver's A-pillar give up-to-the-second readings, and the beefy transmission tunnel is clearly visible.

As you'd expect of a machine that has been developed far beyond what it was originally intended for, some extensive re-engineering was needed to make all this possible. The engine bay had to be altered to physically cope with the 5.0-litre V8, but this was only after new pistons had been forged, along with a host of other minor modifications.

Next up, a bespoke exhaust system was fabricated, while the drivetrain feeds the power to the rear wheels via a five-speed racing gearbox. Finally, the development team had to create new suspension set-ups for both front and rear, so that the car could handle the massive increase in power.

The RS8 came about because bosses said they wanted to recreate the traditional V8-powered muscle car, but have it wrapped in a modern-day package. Dan Davis, director of the development team at Ford Racing, told us: "This isn't a typical sport compact modification project, but it will sure get attention out on the streets. The Focus RS8 will make itself known at the drag strip and on every road."

In America, the engine and drivetrain package will cost any interested customers nearly 9,000. On top of that, there is the additional expense of paying for the new suspension set-up. But it doesn't look like UK buyers will be getting a Focus V8 any time soon, even though sporty concepts such as the Focus Cosworth were well received here. A spokeswoman for the blue oval was lukewarm on the possibility of the RS8 coming to these shores. "Next year we will introduce the new Focus, but I just don't think there would be a market for a V8 version. The majority of people want to buy economical cars, not pay an extra 9,000 for a bigger engine," she said..

here's a pic.

Bill Gates
11-22-2003, 12:54 AM
engine... :eek:

Jon@Bimmersport
11-22-2003, 01:31 AM
no they had a conversion kit from like last year or something..but it wasnt by ford..some aftermarket thing

sonic07
11-22-2003, 05:00 AM
is true like the ford saleman said that ford focus speed limiter cuts out the engine at 170 km/hr .....?

WASABI
11-22-2003, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover
there is a kit for the 4.6L to drop in and be converted to RWD..dont beleive me? i have the ad in a magazine..of sport compact national...

WASABI..arent u tired of being wrong? :D
You're right lil johnny, btw how many SVT Focus with a mustang engine are running around here again ? :confused:

Jon@Bimmersport
11-23-2003, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by WASABI
You're right lil johnny, btw how many SVT Focus with a mustang engine are running around here again ? :confused:

i dunno...pretty much all focus' are..i saw a 60yr old guy with a focus wagon, commin out of home depot with some lumber stickin out back and he drifted it..and i saw huge tire patches from the rear wheels *th-up* :D

Euro_E30
11-23-2003, 05:25 AM
a little of topic... does n e one know how much HP a 1995 ford contour 2.5 24 valve has????:confused:

Manimillion
11-23-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by Euro_E30
a little of topic... does n e one know how much HP a 1995 ford contour 2.5 24 valve has????:confused:

Why? u had a sad encounter with one of them? :D

they got 170hp

Euro_E30
11-23-2003, 10:09 PM
ahaha. no i plan on buying one for winter just wondering if its worth it..thanks*th-up*

bart320i
11-27-2003, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover
there is a kit for the 4.6L to drop in and be converted to RWD..dont beleive me? i have the ad in a magazine..of sport compact national...

WASABI..arent u tired of being wrong? :D

Yeah I saw that car on speed vision. the driver was bragging that he spanked an m5 on the highway, ahaha what bullshit

rarerod-e46
11-27-2003, 10:45 PM
svt stand for special vehicle team, I guess it the hi end of ford motorsports

TiemenT
12-01-2003, 02:53 PM
I drove a focus between my Mustang and the Z4.... it's just a frustrating piece of junk with 4 wheels ! :puke:

A~G
12-01-2003, 05:30 PM
Yeah... SVT ===:rolleyes:

I'm not a real big fan of the whole Special Vehicle Team racing from FORD. If i had to have a mustang. it would NOT be SVT. just makes it sound so ... STOCK. c'mon. dealershiip upgrades...



BTW.. does anyone know the specs on a... i think it was a 98 FORD TAURUS SHO.

my friends dad has one... OMG.. that thing has some serious pickup!!!