Ford Focus RS vs Renault Megane R26.R

Picture of Renault Megane R26.R
Picture of Ford Focus RS
Category Renault Megane R26.RFord Focus RS
Max power (ps / bhp) 230 / 227305 / 301
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 310 / 229440 / 325
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1242 / 27381469 / 3239
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 185 / 183208 / 205
Average price €35,000€35,000

Performance

Category Renault Megane R26.RFord Focus RS
0 - 50 kph 2.3 s2.5 s
0 - 100 kph 6.0 s5.8 s
0 - 60 mph 5.8 s5.7 s
0 - 100 mph 14.9 s13.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.8 s @ 83.9 mph9.9 s @ 87.0 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s13.8 s
Top speed 237 kph (147 mph)263 kph (163 mph)

Summary

Category Renault Megane R26.RFord Focus RS
Track Performance 10691048
Straight line speed 800834
Total 18691882

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Anonymous  13y ago

Ford is American, there for its American simple as that, and any car with semi slicks are terrible in the wet.


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Anonymous  13y ago

The RS is german not american. Strip an RS of its bulk and put it on road legal slicks and it would muller the R26.R
The R26.R is useless in the wet!


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BumRush  13y ago

you guys dont have a clue...


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Rizo  13y ago

Renault Sport, knows how to do a really sport hatch. Focus is a tunning, powerfull whale.


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Anonymous  13y ago

wow, really?....................


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bob  13y ago

Agreed


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bill kanaris  13y ago

The fight of the year. But the most powerfull isn't always win


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Anonymous  14y ago

piece of crap=focus RS

King of hothaches on track= R26R


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Anonymous  14y ago

the renault would look better if it didnt have all that red crap on it.


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Bezza  14y ago

Bruntingthorpe is a power circuit and the Megane still wins. It may be 70 BHP down but its a whopping 237 Kg lighter! Plus those Toyo tyres are track biased. Im not surprised the Megane beat the Focus on the track. However its not so good in the wet, look at that Wet Handling time on the Autocar circuit.

Mr Drazen, how can you say the Focus handles badly on track? Its Bruntingthorpe Time beats the 400 BHP RWD Vauxhall VXR8 and its Autocar time beats the Audi RS4 with 414 BHP. Hardly the stuff of a poor handling car. look folks, its simple really. Ford set out to build a superb ROAD car, the best FWD ever. Renault set out to build the best FWD TRACK car. Each has it's place. Personally I would love them both in my dream garage!


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Anonymous  14y ago

i agree that the R26R is prolly better on the shorter tracks, but what about the power orientaded tracks? and an extra 70bhp vs semi-slick r compound tyres? not too sure. maybe the Renault has more power than entitled?


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Wads  14y ago

Drazen to say that the RS handles badly (have you driven one?) is pushing it a bit far..... admittedly the R26R handles brilliantly but most reviews of the RS conclude that it is very very good for a FWD car.


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Anonymous  14y ago

WTF is poesneus???? lol


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Drazen  14y ago

Admittedly, the RS does look good but Ford seems to think that throwing power into a car is the answer. The french used their heads and merely did weight reduction and kept the Brembo's, racing suspension (which is in the production vehicles too). The RS handles as bad as any american car on the track. All power, no handling! I'd rather have a car that handles well. - Renault Sport Owner


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venom  14y ago

lol they are but if you have the right taste everything else is horrific.


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Turbofreak  14y ago

Hey mr im american poesneus i think american cars are horrific


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BumRush  14y ago

Im half American half British, and Renault arent that bad, but personally id take the RS, it just looks much better, Style over Substance in my book.


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427  14y ago

That depends....

I'm an American, and I think Renaults are horrific!


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Sub Zero  14y ago

What a car the R26R is!!!!
Looks like Ford needs to try again LMAO!!