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Ford suspends Focus RS project

Blue Oval defocused about 320bhp hatch. Shame...

By / Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Ford unfocused

Ford unfocused

Remember the new Focus RS that we headlined on 2 June? Remember the promise of up to 350bhp and 332lb-ft of torque from a high-pressure turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine, driven through all four wheels -- more than the current BMW M3's 343bhp and 269lb-ft?

According to Autocar, Ford has slammed the brakes on the project. The magazine said it didn't know why but did confirm that the car was due to put out 320bhp.

We also don't know whether the suspension of the project is permanent or not. Sorry to have got your hopes up.

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