3 February 2015
Preview of new Ford Focus RS high performance road car
The Focus RS is powered with a special 2.3 Eco Boost engine engineered to produce well in excess of 320hp; the bespoke unit shares its fundamental structure with the all-aluminium 4-cylinder 2.3 engine in the new Mustang.
It is the latest car to be unveiled as part of a new era of Ford performance that will bring more than 12 performance cars to global customers by 2020.
Developed by a small team of Ford Performance engineers in Europe and the US, the new Focus RS is the third generation of Focus RS cars, following models launched in 2002 and 2009. It will be the 30th car to wear the legendary RS badge, following such trendsetters as the 16-valve 1970 Escort RS1600, the turbocharged Sierra RS Cosworth of 1985 and the four-wheel-drive 1992 Escort RS Cosworth.