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U.S.-Legal 2010 Ford Focus RS Hits the Auction Block

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/18/2015 Jason Udy

The third-generation Ford Focus RS arrives next spring, but Barrett-Jackson is offering a U.S.-legal second-generation 2010 Ford Focus RS MK II at its Palm Beach auction taking place now through the weekend.

Not only is this second-generation example U.S.-legal, but the left-hand drive Ford Focus RS has also been blessed with performance enhancements. Modifications include a Garrett GTX35 turbochargers, TiAL MVR external wastegate, larger intake and exhaust valves, an aluminum manifold, 1000-cc fuel injectors and an upgraded fuel system, Stage 4 intercooler and radiator, larger boost pipes, forged pistons and H-beam connecting rods, and a Helix six-pad clutch. Those performance bits should give the 2.5-liter turbocharged I-5 engine a boost over its factory rating of 305 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.

A set of brakes from Endless brings the front-drive hot hatch to a stop; while a set of BFGoodrich G-Force tires wrap the black alloy wheels. Other features include half-leather Recaro seats, HID headlights, fog lights, Kenwood head unit with Bluetooth and external audio amplifiers, and a rearview camera. The interior is finished in black and gray with green accents. The 2010 Ford Focus RS MK II has just 14,500 miles on the odometer.

2010 Ford Focus Rs© Provided by MotorTrend 2010 Ford Focus Rs

If you were hoping to own this piece of forbidden hot hatch fruit, you're a bit too late, unfortunately. The car just sold for an impressive $31,900 at auction. While that may sound steep for a five-year-old car, the all-wheel-drive third-gen model is expected to sell for quite a bit more than that.

Source: Barrett-Jackson


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