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It's finally time to head to Essex Ford to collect my brand new Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition! It's one of just 50 cars built and comes from factory with the Mountune FPM 375 package. What would be better then than to jump in my project Red Edition to pick up the new ecoBeast for a convoy back home! Having shown you the new car a few months ago I decided to delay collection so that it could wear a UK '68' registration to pay tribute to the 1968 car that the car is built to honour on its 50th anniversary. That meant I could only pick it up in September due to the peculiar number plate system but that fit perfectly to bring out the now modified Red Edition to come meet its very special sibling at the dealership. The Heritage Edition is so rare that any dealer that got one, only got a single car, and is finished in the exclusive Tief Orange paintwork found on the 1968 Escort mk1. In terms of the Shmee150 garage, the Heritage will sit in the 'permanent' collection with the current 675LT and GT8 where it will be driven but will also be kept long term as part of the special fleet. The reason for two Focus RS models in the garage is very much for different purposes; the Heritage represents a truly special stock item that will be part of my car collection, whereas the Red is a fun project to explore, experiment and no doubt spend a lot of time in garages having bits and pieces done along the way. To celebrate the collection day, we've arranged a giveaway with Richbrook where you can win a Ford goodie bag by signing up to the Shmee150 shop newsletter - and also get all the latest news and offers by doing so. https://shmee150.com/shop/newsletter/ If you'd like to see the licensed Ford products in the store, check here: https://shmee150.com/product-category/apparel/ford-merchandise/ Thanks for watching, Tim Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Shmee150YT Website: http://www.shmee150.com Facebook: http://www.fb.com/shmee150 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/shmee150
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I know, another stupid audio system video? Sorry, the other one was an iPhone video and I just had to do another. Audio system test to come shortly. :D
Toyota brought the new RAV4 to the Paris Motor Show, and while there will be a regular gasoline-burning model on offer, the automaker mainly focused on the new hybrid version. The new hybrid powertrain combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with electric boost to offer 222 metric horsepower (25 more than the outgoing model). Power hits the road through a much improved all-wheel-drive system. The claimed sprint time to 62 mph is 8.1 seconds, and Toyota says it expects returns of 4.5 l/100km, or around 52.3 mpg US. One other powertrain is offered - a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. Meanwhile, diesels have been completely dropped from the RAV4, as Toyota has reinforced its position as a strong proponent of hybrid technology. This is definitely a statement, given that despite the bad press, diesels are still fairly popular in Europe. But it’s the styling that will win most buyers over with this new RAV4 hybrid. It looks nothing like its bland predecessor, adopting a much more angular and chiseled look with plenty of cool design touches. Overhangs are shorter by 5 millimeters in the front and 30 millimeters in the rear, and it’s actually shorter overall. It is, however, wider and lower by 10 millimeters, and all of this completely transforms the look. Its interior is also significantly more interesting than before, with its more premium look and feel and a plethora of gadgets. Atop the center console sits a new 7.0-inch infotainment screen, which can also run Apple CarPlay. It offers up to five USB ports for the driver and passengers and has an available wireless charger too. There’s a new digital rear-view mirror in the RAV4 which is apparently also a Toyota first. You can switch it between a regular mirror to a screen displaying a wide angle, a high-definition image showing much more than the regular screen. Apparently, the camera feeding the image can be controlled by the driver and there’s even a zoom function. The car sits 15 millimeters higher off the ground and can only be had with 17- or 18-inch wheels. Toyota says that thanks to the use of its new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform (its first ever use in an SUV), the vehicle actually has a lower center of gravity, improved handling, comfort, and spaciousness. It also wants to assure prospective buyers “the cabin displays exceptional quality and finish throughout.” Off-road performance is also enhanced over the previous RAV4 Hybrid, as now there is greater flexibility with the torque split. It can now send as much as much as 80 percent of the power to the rear axle (30 percent more than the previous version of the system). The driver will be able to control the all-wheel-drive system and switch it between Normal, Eco and Sport modes. It also gets what Toyota calls “Trail Mode,” which brakes any free rotating wheels and allows power to be sent where there’s still grip. This is said to significantly improve the off-road capability of the hybrid. The all-new RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid are set to reach European showrooms in early 2019. Pricing has yet to be announced.
The 2018 Ford Focus RS has everything you'd expect from a sports car, including a high-output engine, super-sticky tires and stout brakes. Certainly, the RS is a blast to drive. Yet this hatchback also delivers a decent amount of utility.
The Focus RS fits squarely under the "hot hatch" category of cars, meaning it combines the utility of a hatchback commuter car with serious performance. But it also goes beyond more common hot hatches such as the Volkswagen GTI or Ford's own Focus ST. The RS' turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four makes 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, while its all-wheel-drive system can selectively bias power to individual wheels. It even has a drive setting that allows a tail-out "drifting" style of cornering easier.
This year marks the final run of this generation Focus RS. To send it off, Ford is providing a run of only 1,500 cars for North America, each outfitted with performance-enhancing options such as a front locking differential and lightweight forged wheels. We suspect this RS is going to be prized by enthusiasts for a long time to come.
For its last model year, the Focus RS comes standard with some formerly optional features, including the navigation system and the power Recaro front seats. A mechanical front limited-slip differential and forged 19-inch wheels are also standard this year.
The 2018 Ford Focus RS is a high-performance hatchback that is available in one fully loaded trim level. As this is the last year of its production, there are only a handful of options to choose from. The RS employs a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four (350 hp, 350 lb-ft of torque) that is connected to a six-speed manual transmission. A torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system is standard.
Standard features include keyless entry, 19-inch wheels wrapped in summer tires, a Quaife limited-slip front differential, LED lights, RS badges throughout, a high-mounted rear spoiler, carbon-fiber interior accents, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a rearview camera, and Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system.
Aside from a moonroof, the Focus RS' options list mostly consists of tire options. Available Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires dramatically improve tire grip at a significant expense of tread life, while the Winter Wheel and Tire package provides smaller diameter (18-inch) wheels shod with Michelin winter tires.