2015 is the mid cycle refresh for the current Focus platform, if the RS comes as a 2017 then it'll be at the end of the platform, if it comes this fall as a 2016 model year it'll be two years before a new platform is launched. The Fiesta platform in North America was launched in 2010 as a 2011 model, the 2014 model year is the mid cycle refresh, 2017 will be the model year for the MKVIII. If we follow Ford's RS pattern(which Ford isn't) the Fiesta RS(if it were to follow Ford's RS schedule) would be a 2016. Hence, BRGT's dates for a MKVII Fiesta RS. I just don't think Ford Performance is following the old RS schedule, which is why I think a Fiesta RS may appear in the early model years of the MKVIII platform. But if it does appear, it won't be until at least a year after the launch of the Focus RS. Depending on how serious Ford Performance is to stay with the schedule that they've laid out, and if there will be a FiRS, it'll happen in the next 4 years. The money spent on developing the awd for the FoRS pretty much dictates that it will appear on something in the next few years. Which platform makes the most sense? Most likely Fusion, Taurus is too big, Mustang never, Transit Connect would be awesome but highly unlikely, Escape would make sense, maybe even the Focus ST, my money is on the Fiesta as well at some point. Just speculating of course.