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!!
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.
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.