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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Focus RS8

Someone asked me if a hot hatch could beat an Italian Supercar on the race track. The answer is "Yes" if the hot hatch is a Ford Focus RS8 and the Italian Supercar is a Lambo Gallardo.

The Ford Focus RS8 is a European Ford Focus RS with the Cammer V8 engine crammed into the space where the 4 cylinder engine used to be. This V8 puts out 450 horsepower in its RS8 incarnation which propels the stealth supercar to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

Personally I'm waiting for the Caterham CSR to reach the USA, since it runs 0-60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and sell for a pricetag of around 50k USD, which is approximately half the price of the Focus RS8, although the Focus has a roof, a boot, and seats 5.

Do you have a dream car?

Have fun dreaming of fast cars, if you have any comments please let me know and if you have any other questions which you'd like me to answer for free please send them to Ben Dash at


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