Ford will release the new Focus RS

January 26, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Ford is planning to release a new (third) generation of “charged” version of the Focus RS. Front-wheel drive car will keep and will receive a new, more efficient turbo engine. To create new items manufacturer united previously independent of each other athletic department Team RS, Ford Racing and Ford SVT in one unit Ford Perfomance.
As the head of the department of new developments Raj Nair, Ford, Focus RS will be the future “is well suited for city driving, and show excellent results on the racetrack.” The new charged “hatchback” will receive a new 4-cylinder turbo unit 2.3-liter capacity of the EcoBoost family. The expected capacity of the motor will be around 335 hp, while it will work exclusively with a 6-step “mechanics”.

new Focus RS pics

new Focus RS picture

In addition, it was reported that in the newly established Ford Perfomance decided to abandon the idea of using wheel-drive system in the hot Hatch in favor of maintaining the existing scheme with front-wheel limited-slip front differential.

new Focus RS pics

new Focus RS image

It is expected that the pre-production version of the new Ford Focus RS (represented by the image – unofficial rendering) can be presented in January at the Detroit Auto Show, and in showrooms novelty will appear in 2016 with a price tag at 38 000 euros (in Europe).