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Apparently these are the first photos of the production-spec Nitrous Blue color, as displayed on the Geneva show stand.

New wheel design too! :)




 

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"Five striking exterior colours include Nitrous Blue, a vibrant four-coat metallic finish exclusive to the RS, as well as Stealth Grey, Shadow Black, Magnetic Grey and Frozen White. The car displayed in Geneva features the same special Liquid Blue colour scheme first seen on the all-new Ford GT revealed in January at the North American International Auto Show."

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"Five striking exterior colours include Nitrous Blue, a vibrant four-coat metallic finish exclusive to the RS, as well as Stealth Grey, Shadow Black, Magnetic Grey and Frozen White. The car displayed in Geneva features the same special Liquid Blue colour scheme first seen on the all-new Ford GT revealed in January at the North American International Auto Show."

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so this isn't nitrous blue?
 

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This was released wit the first batch of pictures, its one of the RS design sketches, I think this is closer to Nitrous Blue...



Or when they say Nitrous blue do they legitimately mean NOS bottle blue?

 

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"Five striking exterior colours include Nitrous Blue, a vibrant four-coat metallic finish exclusive to the RS, as well as Stealth Grey, Shadow Black, Magnetic Grey and Frozen White. The car displayed in Geneva features the same special Liquid Blue colour scheme first seen on the all-new Ford GT revealed in January at the North American International Auto Show."

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For me it's going to be blue or white, white in this rendering just looks amazing...

 

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More Nitrous Blue Focus RS photos...












Dem seats!!!!!!


Those Recaro Shell seats won't be offered in North America though. :(
 

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Is this the same color that we have been seeing on the Focus RS for the past while, or is it a different shade of blue?
 

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More Nitrous Blue Focus RS photos...

Dem seats!!!!!!


Those Recaro Shell seats won't be offered in North America though. :(
What?! Why won't these seats be available in North America? That's shitty.. Can you not get it special ordered through a dealership from the factory??

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Those Recaro Shell seats won't be offered in North America though. :(
Source? I haven't been able to substantiate this from any source including Ford press releases. Plus the Mustang gets identical seats so I'm having trouble understanding even the logic behind the decision (if there was one)
 

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Source? I haven't been able to substantiate this from any source including Ford press releases. Plus the Mustang gets identical seats so I'm having trouble understanding even the logic behind the decision (if there was one)
In the press release issued today.

http://geneva2015.fordpresskits.com/documents/FordGeneva2015_FocusRS_EU.pdf

Signature RS Recaro shell seats, with authentic motorsport microfibre fabric panels, are an option for customers in Europe and Asia.
The reason is because they do not meet the side-airbag specifications required by U.S. regulations. And if they don't pass U.S. regulations, they aren't sold in Canada either. My understanding is that the Canadian regulations are very similar to the US. So North America is out.
 

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What?! Why won't these seats be available in North America? That's shitty.. Can you not get it special ordered through a dealership from the factory??

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The U.S. government would levy a heavy fine if the car was ever sold in the US with those non-compliant seats (oh, how dangerous right!) ...I'm sure Ford would love to order it for you, but government stands in the way...
 

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Its not a massive issue, we wont get the Euro spec seats but Ford has long offered Recaros to the US market...

2015 Mustang



Focus ST



And available from the Ford Racing Catalogue



Not to mention the Z/28



I'm not worried, we'll get something more then suitable...
 

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More Nitrous Blue Focus RS photos...












Dem seats!!!!!!


Those Recaro Shell seats won't be offered in North America though. :(
The shell seats would likely be offered because the mustang has them as options (different she'll recaros). So does mercedes cla amg.
 

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I'd be fine as long a as they have mustang gt350 recaros. All other recaros in their line up look like regular seats with recaro embroidery on them
 

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the problem with aftermarket shell seats ...is that i think if you get in an accident, people can sue you left and right even if it is not your fault of the accident. Or if you get injured, insurance will probably not cover you, due to your aftermarket seats.

Yes i thought about just putting in RaceTech/Status/Recaro shell seats in a car before.
 

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the problem with aftermarket shell seats ...is that i think if you get in an accident, people can sue you left and right even if it is not your fault of the accident. Or if you get injured, insurance will probably not cover you, due to your aftermarket seats.

Yes i thought about just putting in RaceTech/Status/Recaro shell seats in a car before.
how do shell seats have anything to do with being involved in an accident?

If the law is this way then we've truely run away from logic...
 
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