Live from Paris 2008: More than 1,000 2009 Ford Focus RS unit sold

Ford of Europe has yet to announce pricing on the 2009 Ford Focus RS but 1,000 enthusiasts have already signed up for the high-performance hatchback. 40 percent of those who signed up asked to get their Focus RS in the Electric Green colored being shown at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.

The 2009 Ford Focus RS is powered by a 2.5L 5-Cylinder Duratec engine that produces 296-hp with a maximum torque of 221 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 60 mph comes in under 6 seconds.

Deliveries will begin later this year with other colors including Electric Blue and Frozen White.

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