2009 Ford Focus RS pricing announced

Pricing for the 2009 Ford Focus RS has been revealed. The fastest and hottest Ford hatchback will hit markets in March of 2009 with a price tag of £24,995 ($38,158 USD).

The new Focus RS will be available in three colors including Electric Green, Frozen White and Electric Blue. Power comes from a 2.5L 5-cylinder Duratec engine that makes 296-hp and a peak torque of 221 lb-ft. Rest to 60 mph comes in at 5.9 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.

The £24,995 gets you 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/35 rubber, xenon headlamps and air-conditioning. Drop another £750 ($1,146 USD) and Ford will give you dual-zone climate control, parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers. An additional £1500 ($2,293 USD) adds a touch screen sat nav and another £500 ($764 USD) will get you leather seats.

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