New Ford Focus RS 2015 Revealed
Published Date: 23rd Jan 2015
The New Ford Focus RS production continues with Ford confirming its latest instalment will be built, and they have released a video of it flying round a test track
Ford has now confirmed that the new Focus RS will make production, and will be sold unchanged round the world for the first time. The price, specification and exact performance figures are currently a mystery, but a nice teaser video has released showing the thecar drifting around Ford's Lommel testing grounds in Belgium, and they have confirmed more images and information will be available on Feb 3 2015.
There’s footage of the new RS sliding around a damp track and has added fuel to the rumours that Ford will ditch the front-wheel drive and opt for a grippy, stable four-wheel drive setup. The Power output is expected to be 300bhp and 400bhp, putting it eye-to-eye with other four-wheel drive hot hatches including the 355bhp Mercedes A45 AMG and 362bhp Audi RS3.
The RS will be Ford’s flagship Focus, and will use a highly-tuned version of the four-cylinder 2.3-litre turbocharged engine already found in the new Mustang. Ford was caught testing the hot hatch at the Nurburgring a couple of months ago, showing a full-production front-bumper for the first time.
Raj Nair, Ford’s group vice president of global product development, commented: “To earn the RS badge, the vehicle has to be a no-compromise driver’s car that can deliver exceptional performance on the track when required while providing excellent every day driving”.
The latest 2015 Ford Focus RS is one of 12 performance cars due for global release by 2020. It practises part of Ford’s plan to build more cars, parts and accessories to more people, more quickly – through a new international Ford Performance team.
The new Focus RS has been noticed by its absence since the RS Mk3 went on sale back in 2011. There have been plenty of rumours and countless spy shots over the past year, but with no confirmation that the car would go on sale in the UK.