The MazdaSpeed3 , Honda Civic Si, Subaru WRX STi, and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo have been around for quite some time, but Ford has totally missed out on this segment in the US. And unlike some of those listed above, the Focus RS could also be priced more reasonably. The WRX STi, for example, carries a base price of around $35,000. The GTI, for comparison, comes in at $10k less than that. Chances are that Ford will continue to position a new RS as a direct competitor to the GTI. That makes sense considering the Subaru is all-wheel drive and has rally racing roots.