• Focus RS News

    by Published on 05-18-2016 10:02 AM

    RS Nation Exclusive Interview with Tim Smith Performance Vehicle Engineering at Ford Motor Company

    Tim was noted as "permanently positive" (seen at 1:09 in the video) in the Rebirth of an Icon Series and having had the good fortune of meeting Tim, I can attest that not only is his a very positive guy, but a real car guy. It was Tim that first shared the news that Ford was working on a fix for the 1-2 bang experienced by Focus ST owners when driving spiritedly ...
    Published on 05-17-2016 04:03 PM

    Hello fellow Focus RS enthusiast. Just wanted to mention a big change in the internets.... That other FocusRS site, was just bought out by Essentially, a corporate takeover. Keep in mind that recently bought

    Here at we have been by enthusiast, for enthusiast since day one and we aim to keep it that way. If you are looking for a more wholesome community, one that will always be about the members and not about making money, then help us spread the word to those who are disenfranchised by this sell off.

    I ask all members to help spread the word and help grow this independently owned site that seeks to build community for RS enthusiast around the globe.
    by Published on 10-03-2015 11:14 PM
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    Hi all. With there being so much interest in the Focus RS, and with everyone suddenly paying an immense amount of attention to the AWD system I thought I'd try to help folks understand it better. We're going to start with the basics.

    What makes up an AWD system?
    The AWD portion of the driveline starts after the transmission. Depending on FWD based or RWD based layout you will find a couple differences in components. In both cases you have two axles, four halfshafts, ...
    by Published on 06-25-2015 10:18 AM


    All-new Ford Focus RS delivers 350 PS maximum power from specially engineered 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine
    High-performance hatchback makes global public dynamic debut driven by Ken Block at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Advanced technologies include innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Drive Modes ? including ...
    by Published on 03-25-2015 07:56 AM


    All-new Focus RS makes North American debut at New York International Auto Show introducing advanced performance technologies for ultimate hot hatch experience; pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, industry-first drift mode, additional drive modes

    Third-generation high-performance hatch features specially engineered 2.3-liter EcoBoost? engine producing ...
    by Published on 02-07-2015 09:44 PM

    Some really nice images to be found in the article

    Ford insists that the U.S.-spec Focus RS will be absolutely identical to the one sold elsewhere, save for safety and homologation equipment.

    When asked whether or not Ford was planning on racing the Focus RS, Ford's chief of global performance vehicle development Jamal Hameedi answered that "it's an incredible ...
    by Published on 02-03-2015 09:48 AM

    FEB 3, 2015 | COLOGNE, GERMANY
    Third-generation Ford Focus RS will be available in major markets around the world and for the first time in the United States; Focus RS follows the reveal last month of the new Ford GT supercar ? a new era of Ford performance that will deliver 12 new vehicles by 2020

    All-new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque ...
    by Published on 01-30-2015 01:54 PM

    Ford Motor Company to Preview the All-New Ford Focus RS

    Ford previews the all-new Focus RS at a special event in
    Cologne, Germany, to be live-streamed worldwide at 13:45
    CET on Feb. 3

    Preview will showcase the third generation of the Focus RS
    in the city where the RS badge was first introduced

    Senior Ford executives including Jim Farley, executive vice president, and president, Europe, Middle East and
    Africa, and Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product
    Development, will host the event, which can be viewed here

    The all-new Ford Focus RS will be previewed at a special
    presentation in Cologne, Germany, at 13:45 CET on Feb. 3. The
    preview takes place at a unique venue in Ford?s European HQ, and
    where the RS badge first debuted 48 years ago.

    In addition to showcasing the third generation of Ford?s Focus
    RS performance hatchback, the event also will highlight the
    innovation and technological advances which have become a
    hallmark of the RS story over the years.

    Hosting the event will be Jim Farley, executive vice president, and
    president Europe, Middle East and Africa; Raj Nair, group vice
    president, Global Product Development; and Ford of Europe?s Joe
    Bakaj, vice president, Product Development. They will be joined by
    some very special guests to talk more about the 30th vehicle to
    wear the iconic RS badge.

    The event will be live-streamed at
    from 13:30 CET. A full press release and further media assets will
    be made available at from 14:30
    CET, Feb. 3.

    by Published on 01-23-2015 02:30 PM

    FordRSNation is proud to announce that we have become an officially recognized enthusiast group by Ford Racing

    In other club happenings, a new online enthusiast community, Ford RS, has gained official recognition among our Ford Performance Enthusiasts Group, thanks in no small part to their ?insider? report from this year?s GRC Championship at SEMA that we?ve posted in our Enthusiasts Newsroom. Look for their own page to be added among our ?Clubs And Groups? ...
    by Published on 01-21-2015 11:48 AM

    If you are like us, and I know you are, today is going to be a slow day at work. I'm watching the video over and over, frame by frame!