More than 500 excited car lovers have already put their names down for the impressive new Ford Focus RS which will begin deliveries early next year.
Ford have now revealed that the new Focus RS will cost from £28,940 and feature its new 2.3litre EcoBoost engine.
The new powertrain provides 350 PS of power and it will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds. It’s an upgraded version of the engine that’s in the all-new Ford Mustang (it’s about 10% more powerful) and is a four-cylinder, all-aluminium unit.
It should also be noted that the new Ford Focus RS also comes with the largest radiator pack ever fitted to a Focus to help with its cooling demands.
That’s not all, Ford has also announced that the new Focus RS will also feature the firm’s new performance all-wheel drive system that features dynamic torque vectoring.
Deliver power to the wheel of the Ford Focus RS
Essentially, the system will deliver power to the wheel of the Ford Focus RS that needs it most to provide excellent cornering speed and high levels of agility and grip.
This is an exceptional high-performance hatchback with a range of new technologies including an industry first with the selection of ‘drift mode’ – which could lead to hours of fun on a racetrack!
Drivers can also use ‘launch control’ when necessary and the new RS is being offered as a global car – that’s to say it is among 12 performance vehicles the firm is offering until 2020.
The new episodes featuring the RS will be broadcast on YouTube over the coming weeks and will reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how the Focus RS came into being and what the engineers did to test it in a variety of trying conditions.
Watch the first episode of Ford’s Focus RS programmes now:
Ford engineers have also tuned the exhaust so it sounds as though the RS is delivering a spirited driving experience so there will be distinctive pops and burbles as would be expected from such a high performance car.
The new addition is the third generation of the Focus RS and the 30th car to wear the firm’s famous RS badge.