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http://jalopnik.com/the-2016-focus-rs-is-a-nasty-freak-that-loves-80s-and-9-1683499795



So Chrysler isn't the only one into sticking crazy Easter Eggs in their cars. Ford's fond of doing it too, at least in their press photos. Check what's playing on the 2016 Ford Focus RS's infotainment system.



That would be Grand Rapids, Michigan's own Adina Howard with her January 1995 debut single, "Freak Like Me." Even if you can't place that title right away, I guarantee you've heard this song. It's catchy as ****.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iirDzMk5ysI#t=99

That's what was playing on the TouchMyFord's stereo on one of the two press pics of the interior released this morning. How about the second? Let's zoom in and find out:



That would be "Him or Me," one of the bigger hits from the 1980s R&B group Today. I can't say I'd ever heard of them before this, but they seem to be among the many New Edition-esque bands that were popping up at the time.


What does it all mean, though? The first song's obvious; the Focus RS will be a freak, the kind of car normal people won't be able to handle even if they wanted to. Which they won't. It's for people who are only satisfied by extreme behavior. It's not a hot hatch you tell your mom about.

As for the Today song, I'm not so certain, but I think the subtext is there: "Do you want (Subaru) or me?"

Either way, the Focus RS has interesting taste in music. It does, of course, fail to shed any light on Bill Ford's clown-themed Kid Rock cover band. Then again, some mysteries are not meant to be solved.
 

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Funny thing to notice, but you have to figure that they did it on purpose because if not they would have just put Katy Perry or Paul McCartney or something non-controversial like that on the display.

Good find.
 

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Funny thing to notice, but you have to figure that they did it on purpose because if not they would have just put Katy Perry or Paul McCartney or something non-controversial like that on the display.

Good find.
ITs not controversal, its attempting to square with the demographic most likely to purchase...so mid 30's ;)
 

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ITs not controversal, its attempting to square with the demographic most likely to purchase...so mid 30's ;)
I never said it was controversial. I just meant that there are far more mundane or expected things they could have chosen. These choices are unexpected and outside the norm.
 

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once the goods go legal in more and more placed they should try using this to relate to people with the exciting times........not

 

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Does anyone have knowledge of the speaker layout for the new RS? Where the speakers will be places, speakers sizes, etc..?
 
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