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Author:  Ry [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:45 pm ]
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The Focus RS has set a time of 8:26 with Conti's fitted and 8:25 with the R888's. Only 1 second quicker on R888's though....

Sportauto Supertest wrote:
It's just the way it's set up to understeer and then the rear end comes into play.
With the Toyo's the front end gripped which mean't it was harder to handle.
Just shows it's not just a matter of throwing some tyres on the car' it has to be set up correctly as well.

So that's not a bad time, I personally thought it would be more closer to 8.35/45! Very impressed. :D

(For reference points the R26R's time was 8:17 on standard R888 rubber. the standard Full Fat R26 with extra weight and Michelin road tyres laps in 8:30. Just 4 secs behind the RS that has another 70bhp. And the 240bhp Astra VXR goes round in 8:34)

Goes to show how 'adding lightness' (As Mcrae once said I think?) to a car can make it quicker than adding power.

Wonder when the video will be out online?

Author:  Ry [ Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:56 pm ]
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Update: here's the video if anyone hasn't seen it yet

Clicky

Author:  Op [ Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:20 am ]
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lovin it. :)

Author:  onslack [ Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:00 am ]
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awesome car :chill:

Author:  meilack [ Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:02 am ]
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good vid :thumbsup:

regardless of the r.26.r time, the RS is awesome :thumbsup:

Author:  Chris [ Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:20 pm ]
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Phwoar, just look at it go around that track.
Isn't it just beautiful from every angle?

Author:  scotty_boy BSc [ Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:27 pm ]
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I enjoyed looking at it in the rear view mirror the other day :P

Author:  Mole259 [ Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:01 pm ]
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Has to be said wouldn't of expected it to beat the R26R, as it is an awesome track focused car and renault knows how to make a car light and go quickly

BUT, i'd still have the focus as the everyday drive because it has all those creature comforts in it, and it makes the better noise, it looks better than the megane, and someone isn't going to take mick by trying to push my plastic windows in :lol:

Regardless i was surprised the tyres didnt help much to the RS time :o Just goes to show!

Respect to Renault for setting a scorching lap!

Author:  DanFraser [ Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:10 pm ]
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Ry wrote:
(As Mcrae once said I think?)


Colin Chapman, 'Simplify and add lightness'.

Author:  brit-fez [ Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:29 pm ]
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im sure i saw on the cover of a mag that the focus rs has done a sub 8 min lap now :0

Author:  Dave G fsi [ Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:34 pm ]
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Love the RS soooo much! Awesome :chill:

Author:  EvilDes [ Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:26 am ]
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Seen one yesterday - has a lot of road prescence, I do love the new RS :D

Author:  Mole259 [ Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:15 pm ]
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I am sooo tempted to buy one on finance after i have paid off my bank loan but i keep saying NO, as i can not justify the amount of money, i refuse to pay more than £15k for a car :P

Looks the dogs dangleys though :halo:

Author:  Chris [ Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:26 pm ]
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Mole259 wrote:
I am sooo tempted to buy one on finance after i have paid off my bank loan but i keep saying NO, as i can not justify the amount of money, i refuse to pay more than £15k for a car :P

Looks the dogs dangleys though :halo:


But your paying over 15k, because its worth over 15k.
Imagine the fun Mole....... BUY ONE!

Author:  onslack [ Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:31 pm ]
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he'd cry after getting rinsed by a 20yr old cossie tho ;) :lolz:

i seriously want one, but i can't afford one, so i'll look from afar :thumbsup:

Author:  Dave G fsi [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:33 pm ]
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I will have one one day, but it will be a long way down the line until I can afford one :rolleyes:

Until then I'll just have to keep drooling at them (or make my Mk1 or RST faster than them :halo: :lol: )

Author:  Mole259 [ Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:43 am ]
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£21k secnd hand now :halo: methinking ;)

Dont care if i get beat by your cossie terry cause the RS looks sexual anyway you can look at it while you win :P

Author:  meilack [ Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:52 am ]
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and then when terry's car blows up you can cruise past :halo:

Author:  Mole259 [ Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:20 am ]
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meilack wrote:
and then when terry's car blows up you can cruise past :halo:


I'm not that cruel, ill give him a lift home and a cuddle :homo: :lol:

Author:  onslack [ Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:28 pm ]
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meilack wrote:
and then when terry's car blows up you can cruise past :halo:


again why mention me?! :lol:

my cars not ever blown up as you say :D , to me blowing up is me melting a piston or throwing a rod threw the block ;)

a well set up and maintained cossie will be fine :chill:

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