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Seemingly not, haven't read anything anywhere. At IAA I guess, maybe some press test shortly before, we'll see.

Only thing I've seen where assumptions about a 4.5 ish 0-60 and a 270 km/h (168 mph) top speed which was according to some insider in saarlouis (take it with a grain of salt obviously).

Seeing how the Type R is rated the same and the RS3 even higher those figures should not be much of a problem tho.
 

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It would also need to beat every other hatches (well the powerful AWD ones) acceleration to be sub 4.5, since the RS is manual after all.
 

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It would also need to beat every other hatches (well the powerful AWD ones) acceleration to be sub 4.5, since the RS is manual after all.
That's a good point as well, a sub 4.5 manual would be fantastic and would say a lot about the car overall. My most important time is what it clocks at from a roll, say 40-100, 10-60 mph, that's my key
 

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Exactly. I think in gear acceleration will be at least on par with the RS3 and the old A45, due to being lighter but we'll see.
 

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I'm overall excited as I'll be moving from fiesta ST to this RS so the increase in bhp / torque will be interesting, it'll also be the most powerful car I've owned having only had a 1.2 Clio, 1.6 metal and my 1.6 ST
 

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However it does have launch control - will that be using the manual gears?
So it's unlikely to do anything directly relating to the gearbox unlike a DSG, how could it, but, it could do things such as set the dampers to optimum settings for traction and perhaps pre engage the clutch packs on the rear axle to lose some or all of the 300ms (I think that was the figure mentioned earlier in the year) engagement time.
 

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I'm overall excited as I'll be moving from fiesta ST to this RS so the increase in bhp / torque will be interesting, it'll also be the most powerful car I've owned having only had a 1.2 Clio, 1.6 metal and my 1.6 ST
That's going to be a pretty good jump in almost every aspect there mate :nice: I've never had a go in one but the fiesta ST's are supposed to be a fun car though

I've been very lucky to have owned a few powerful cars so this time I'll be dropping a fair chuck in power etc... but I can't wait for it to come :yep:
 

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I'm overall excited as I'll be moving from fiesta ST to this RS so the increase in bhp / torque will be interesting, it'll also be the most powerful car I've owned having only had a 1.2 Clio, 1.6 metal and my 1.6 ST
Before I bought my ST I had a 100 BHP Megane diesel, I know what you mean :laughing: :thumbsup:
 

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Garage Queens remember to never use launch control. I've noticed that cars are sold with this feature incur a premium resale price if they can claim they have never been 'launched' . Apparently the cpu keeps a record of this as a read only. How funny!
 

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Launch control on the A45 is good but starting from nothing and keeping your foot planted is weirdly faster as you don't get any wheelspin.
 

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Garage Queens remember to never use launch control. I've noticed that cars are sold with this feature incur a premium resale price if they can claim they have never been 'launched' . Apparently the cpu keeps a record of this as a read only. How funny!
They do keep a record and even disable the feature in some cars, like for some Audi's its 200 launches.

Read that on a Porsche forum I think, where someone complained that his Panamera or w/e was "only" able to do it 3000 times apparently :rofl:
 
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