• Introducing The New Focus RS

    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 Vectoring Control paired with a powerful 2.3-liter EcoBoost? four-cylinder engine will provide impressive performance

    Aggressive, functional design inside and out makes Focus RS the most powerful production Focus ever, with highly capable performance on both road and track

    Professional rally driver and star of Gymkhana films Ken Block teamed with Ford as a consultant on development of Focus RS

    Ford today revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, which contributes to performance never before seen in a Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost? engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower.

    Focus RS is the latest unveiling in a new era of Ford performance that will bring more than 12 performance vehicles to global customers by 2020.

    In addition to pleasing enthusiasts, these vehicles help deliver the company?s One Ford plan for profitable growth, product excellence and innovation in every part of its business.

    ?The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that sets a new benchmark for driving exhilaration on the road and track,? said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company. ?The RS line has a proud history of technical breakthroughs that have migrated to mainstream Ford vehicles to benefit all of our customers, and the new Focus RS is no exception. It?s a great example of our passion for innovation through performance, and creating vehicles that make people?s hearts pound.?

    Developed by a small team of global Ford Performance engineers, the new Focus RS is the third generation in the line, following models launched in 2002 and 2009. It will be the 30th car to wear the legendary RS badge, following such technology trendsetters as the 1970 Escort RS1600 with 16 valves, 1985 Sierra RS Cosworth with turbocharging and radical aerodynamics and 1992 Escort RS Cosworth with four-wheel drive.
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