Exciting news on the future of the new Ford Focus RS was shared with the automotive press and public in Frankfurt, Germany, 16 September, 2015 – where it was announced that the all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, making the high-performance hatchback the fastest accelerating RS model ever.
The Focus RS will reach a top speed of 165mph powered by a specially engineered version of Ford’s new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivering maximum power output of 350PS.
Ford also announced that the Focus RS is now available to order with prices from £28,940.
Watch “All-new Ford Focus RS: 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds” on YouTube https://youtu.be/3uhUYBrfbzI
Ford were quick to point out that the all-new Focus RS optimises it’s acceleration by introducing Launch Control technology to a Ford RS model for the first time. The model also debuts new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, for outstanding traction and grip with unmatched agility and cornering speed.
Alongside the Focus RS and joining it on display in Frankfurt was the full Ford Performance line-up for Europe, including the all-new Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar, Focus ST wagon and 5-door models, and the multi-award-winning Fiesta ST.
“The all-new Focus RS delivers stunning performance and innovative technology at a price that will make both our customers and premium automakers look twice,” said Jürgen Gagstatter, chief program engineer for Focus RS. “After experiencing the acceleration and cornering capability of the Focus RS, drivers will question the sense in spending almost £10,000 more on a premium competitor.”
Will this new sporting lineup deliver the mix of thrills and practicality that fast Ford’s have always been known for? Only time will tell but for now, I think it’s time to get excited.
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