There has been a lot of speculating about the new Ford Focus RS, but Ford left even the most ambitious speculations in the dust. Ford doesn’t just put the RS badge on anything, and the 2016 Ford Focus RS specifications prove that.
The 2.3 liter turbocharged Ford power plant puts out a whopping 350 horsepower. That’s an impressive 152 horsepower per liter. This horsepower comes at 6,000 rpm, but with EcoBoost it delivers astounding power all the way up to the 6,800 rpm redline. In the torque department, we see that 350 number once again. That’s right, the 2016 Ford Focus RS will have 350 lb-ft of torque! The exclusive twin-scroll turbo with 23.2 psi of peak boost power will have your heart pounding. All this will make for a powerful and fun ride.
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The RS badge stands for Rallye Sport. It comes from Ford’s European performance car and motorsports division. Over the years, they have designed numerous Ford vehicles that have always pushed the limits of what’s possible on the track and on the street. Even with all that experience under their belt, they didn’t go into the new Ford Focus RS by themselves.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS is the result of a collaboration that spanned two continents. When design first began Ford wanted something that pushed the limits of what’s possible. They called on Ken Block, world-renowned rally driver and motorsports expert, to weigh in on the design of the Ford Focus RS design when it was still in its infancy. He saw the value in having all wheel drive as a standard feature, and Ford listened. With four all-wheel drive modes, including normal, sport, track, and even drift, the Ford Focus RS has all the makings of a streetcar and a racecar in one sweet package.
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With production to begin later this year, some lucky Ford enthusiasts may be driving their Ford Focus RS yet in 2015. If you would like to know when the 2016 Ford Focus RS becomes available in the Tampa Bay area, then let us know.