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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Tech: VMP Performance Focus RS SEMA Build

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    One new Ford that I have been itching to spend more time in is the potent Focus RS. With over 300HP on tap and AWD keeping that power planted the car definitely has the makings for a very fun ride. But everyone here on SVTP knows that modded is preferable to stock, and SVTP Vendor VMP Performance certainly knows how to mod. So when I first heard that they were building an RS for the 2017 SEMA show I knew I wanted to dig in and learn more about this project.

    VMP started with a brand-new 2017 Ford Focus RS, and then proceeded to touch basically every hard part of the car. Just check out the impressive list of mods on this thing:


    Powertrain

    • Ford Performance cat-back exhaust**
    • Ford Performance short throw shifter**
    • Levels Performance high performance intercooler
    • COBB Tuning carbon fiber cold air intake
    • COBB Tuning Accessport handheld tuner
    • Turbosmart internal wastegate actuator
    • Kompact dual port blow-off valve
    Chassis

    • Air Lift - Performance series suspension
    • DBA USA 4000 series T3 front/rear slotted rotors
    Wheels and Tires

    • Forgestar CF5 Deep Concave in custom matte black (19” x 9.5”) wheels
    • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high performance (265/35ZR19) tires
    Exterior

    • Chris Cruz Artistry full custom paint in matte black with airbrushed graphics
    • Anderson Composites:
      • Carbon Fiber hood
      • Rear spoiler
      • Front splitter
      • Rear diffuser
      • Rocker panels and fog light surround
    • Diode Dynamics lighting with RetroShop custom fitment
    • Anchor Room lens tint
    Interior

    • Brey-Krause custom bolt-in harness bar
    • Simpson Racing 5pt harness
    • Ford Accessories:*
      • Carbon fiber shift knob
      • Carbon fiber instrument cluster
      • Carbon fiber window switch cover
      • Cargo area protector
    I have to say that the matte-black paint really works on the RS, but my favorite styling feature is how the Forgestar wheels work with all the Anderson Composites carbon-fiber bits. They blend together and give the car an overall sinister look. I like it. The engine mods are what I would describe as "Level-1", but they were chosen to improve power while maintaining a very high level of streetability. You don't have to worry about massive turbo-lag or obnoxious exhaust while you're enjoying a little time in the twisties. VMP just made a great car more addicting to dirve, and way more interesting to look at.

    So check out some photos VMP sent us of the build process:

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  2. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    Not a bad little bugger...
     
  3. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Do want. Did they provide any power figures?
     
  4. Skitzerman

    Skitzerman NE Philly Premium Member

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    That's an impressive compact rocket ship. That thing is going to break a lot of hearts.
     
  5. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    More pics coming when the cars debuts at SEMA 2017.
     
  6. SVT-BansheeMan

    SVT-BansheeMan na na, hey hey, goodbye Established Member

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    Nice car but bars in the back seat kill it for me.
     
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  7. GNBRETT

    GNBRETT Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    pretty badass I mus say
     
  8. thewrubelator

    thewrubelator Active Member Established Member

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    Thats sick.
     
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  9. VNMOUS1

    VNMOUS1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The great thing about the Brey-Krause bar is that it's in and out in less than 30 minutes (if you have a sandwich).

    Awesome for a track day and outta there for tossing the munchkins in the back.

    bj
     
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  10. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    If VMP is involved,........chances are high that I will like it. lol
     
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  11. Famine

    Famine Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I saw this badass car in person when I dropped my baby off. Killer build as always with vmp.
     

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