Convincing Ford Focus RS Renderings Surface
WCF partner site CarSpyShots.net has mysteriously produced some computer edited images of the eagerly anticipated Focus RS model. The neon green color, blurred background and shadowed foreground alone are a dead giveaways that some major computer editing is employed here, not to mention the vehicle body showing some editing artifacts, particularly around the RS emblems, body edges and wheels/tires in motion while no driver sits in the vehicle also point to fraud. However, the strongest evidence is the fact that Ford released a teaser image of the front end late last year.
Still, what's causing the stir here is the overall genuineness of the RS package and the explicit detail of it's design. From the trapezoidal front bumper lower grille, lower headlamp mouldings, hood accent lines with vents, fender RS badge and side skirts to the vented rear bumper with diffusor, built-in dual exhausts and roof spoiler - it's all quite convincing.
Despite the hype, we know the car is coming. Prototypes wearing an ST body have been spotted numerous times, most recently at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and Ford has admitted that the RS will appear in concept form at this summer's British Motor Show. Optimist put the RS at 350hp, but it is speculated that a 2.5-liter turbo making between 280-300hp will be the powerplant. What do you think?