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    bob-the-bandit
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    One of these (18 plate) absolutely left me for dead yesterday on the A1. Not from a standing start and I refused to go over 70 but the acceleration of that thing….. Should this have happened or was I just in the wrong gear!!

    #126430
    coastliner
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    I would have thought the rolling start performance was comparable, he or she must have been in a lower gear.



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    #126431
    walker-steve77
    walker-steve77
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    My girlfriend has a 19 plate Type R and above 5 degrees on a dry road, it goes like stink! Probably would leave the RS in its dust I wouldn’t be surprised…hardly any torque steer either.

    Questionable looks but excellent engineering gone into it.



    Nitrous Blue, Lux Pack, Blue Brembo Brake Calipers, SYNC 3, Black Forged Alloys & Door Edge Protectors

    Individual Setup Changed by Ford: PDC and Fake Engine Noise both switched off

    Mountune: Quaife ATB Diff, Breather Plate, billet short shifter, braided brake lines, springs

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    #126432

    bob-the-bandit
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    Hmm was carrying a bit of wait in my car as had Mrs sitting next to me.  I must say i like the look of it but coming from my Mk2 Rs i probably would.

    #126440
    Matt. B
    Matt. B
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    I got absolutely stomped by a mk5 golf the other night. Looked like a right shed but went like a rocket. Have no idea what was done to it.

    Those type r are 300bhp? How much do they weigh? Rs is abit of a porker

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    #126443
    v8marshal
    v8marshal
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    It could possibly have a tune.

    #126444
    walker-steve77
    walker-steve77
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    316bhp and lighter for sure.



    Nitrous Blue, Lux Pack, Blue Brembo Brake Calipers, SYNC 3, Black Forged Alloys & Door Edge Protectors

    Individual Setup Changed by Ford: PDC and Fake Engine Noise both switched off

    Mountune: Quaife ATB Diff, Breather Plate, billet short shifter, braided brake lines, springs

    Other: DSC Controller. Detailed by Elliot at Detail Your Eye Candy – Machine polished and front end PPF applied

    #126449

    paul-m
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    My Son has just bought a modified Vauxhall Astra VXR [288 bhp] and it seems much quicker than my car.The RS is certainly a lard ass in some ways.

    #126455
    Marty_rs
    Marty_rs
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    Shamefully I considered trading my rs in for a type r due to issues with oil leaks, I’ve since come to my senses and persevering with the dealer. The fk2 has 300bhp where the newer fk8 has 320 due to revisions here and there. They have a lsd as standard I believe and weigh less than the rs being front wheel drive. Car wow and similar do review them as being evenly matched though so I guess it all depends on the circumstances.

    A thing to consider though is the way the rs delivers the power compared to other turbo cars. It’s very linear and you dont ‘feel’ the turbo kick in sort of thing. My mk2 st was like nothing, nothing, nothing…..then booost when you floored it.

    Much prefer my rs though, definitely a keeper despite the issues I’ve had/having. The way it drives is addictive, plus I love the whole ford thing, the community,  the help from other owners and the shows and stuff. Had fords for years so things would need to be pretty bad for me to jump ship.

    #126458

    bob-the-bandit
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    I’m feeling better now.. just been out for my lunch to my mates and had a corsa vxr try to keep up with me on the back roads of Northumberland…….. those cars don’t like cornering do they??

    #126462

    jonyscam
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    Precisely Bob

    Perspective fellas…..

    The RS will outrun more expensive cars from the line with launch control…. but it carries weight and so its rolling times will suffer a little.

    Its AWD system allows it to come alive on winding roads. Type R, Golf R and others will suffer in this department and for me the fun comes from winding B roads and not straight line driving (yawn).

    Its designed for the bends baby……… and loves them.

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    #126466
    Puddington1001
    Puddington1001
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    I had a corsa vxr and Astra GTC VXR before my RS and neither have anything on it over winding roads. My Astra VXR felt quicker but I think that’s cause it was bouncing all over the place and wheel spinning! Just got back from a 3 hour trip in the RS and nothing makes me smile the same.

    #126473
    GM
    GM
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    @Puddington…. Sorry to hear, you had to try Vauxhalls first… 😆 Glad your enjoying the RS

     

    #126485
    Puddington1001
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    Haha we all make poor life choices! Buying the RS and joining the Fast Ford community definitely wasn’t one of them! Several of my exes though….. 🐷 🙈😂

    #126527
    Bolts1323
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    Sadly mines up for sale , times come to move on , maybe come back to the rs brand in a few years , been a good car , but not exceptional like other RS products , have fun cheers RS lovers !

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