New Ford Focus RS Steps Up

Published Date: 7th Oct 2015

Ford’s new Focus RS model should be available for delivery early 2016 and is the fastest RS model to date. It is capable of propelling you from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed 165mph and features AWD, a 350PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, driving modes including drift mode and launch control.

The new RS acceleration is fine tuned by introducing Launch Control technology to the Focus RS for the first time and it also features new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, for incredible traction and grip with unmatched handling and cornering speed.

New 2015 Ford Focus RSThe Focus RS was showcased in Frankfurt with a line-up of Ford performance models, which also included the new Ford GT supercar and the multi-award winning new Fiesta ST.

The Focus RS Launch Control system gives the RS driver the optimum acceleration, whatever the conditions. The driver simply selects Launch Control from the cluster menu, puts the RS in  first gear, applies full throttle and then releases the clutch. The system then delivers optimum drive and distributes  torque through the AWD system and maintains  maximum torque using the turbo overboost function, traction control system and dampers.

RS drivers can select from four different drive modes that set up the AWD, damper controls, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), steering, engine responsiveness and exhaust sound to suit conditions. The driver can select from Normal, Sport or Track settings are available, plus a special Drift Mode to help the driver achieve oversteer drifts under circuit conditions,

The 4 cylinder 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine is an improved and updated version of the unit in the new Ford Mustang, the improvements to the the engine in the RS gives it 10 percent more power. The engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger, larger compressor and improved air intake plus a large-bore high performance exhaust system to give it some extra grunt.

The all-new Ford Focus RS is the beginning of a new-line of high-performance cars from Ford as they plan to roll more of the production line in the coming years.