Ford Focus RS – The Next Generation Hatchback

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8 Jan 2015
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Ford Focus RS 2016

The most powerful factory hatch ever built which is surprisingly crazy for power and torque

 

Ford introduced the Focus back in 2002, but the RS badge was given to it six years later in 2008. The RS was powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine. It was used in RS MKI, capable of cranking 212 horsepower. The amount of power this hottest road-going hatch makes it the closest competitor to the WRC cars.  That version was discontinued about a year after its introduction but about six years later, it made a great come back, offering even more power, 305 horsepower from a 2.5 litre engine comprising five cylinders in the engine block.

A facelifted version of Focus RS is in the showrooms, however Focus is introducing a brand new RS for 2015. It will be offered in US for the first time this year.

The drivetrain in a vehicle is of grave importance but when it comes to the RS, it continues to lurk in the shadows for some reason. Sources suggest that the RS will use the same Ford engine line-up as of the Mustang.

A 2.3 litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine generates 330 horsepower and almost equal amount of torque. It is even better than of Mustang’s power ratings, where Mustang has 310hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. The Focus RS should take less than five seconds to reach 60 miles per hour mark.

A six-speed manual gearbox is a quick shifting unit which is likely to route the power through the front wheels. An all-wheel drive version is also under consideration and will soon be available. It is still under consideration as the official details are yet to arrive, but rumours show that the new RS will crank out a huge amount of power in 2015, hopefully, more than the Mustang.

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