We knew that the 2016 Ford Focus RS was going to boast impressive specs, but we didn’t know they were going to be this good.
During its debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 2.3 litre EcoBoost turbo 4-cylinder will boast 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque. In case that wasn’t enough, the overboost function will pump that torque number up to 470Nm.
This means that not only will it have more power than the EcoBoost Mustang, but it will wipe the floor with the 224kW/440Nm previous generation Focus RS.
The overboost will enable that 470Nm of torque for up to 15seconds under hard acceleration. Though, it will only feature on the European models. Luckily, Australia tends to receive the European spec cars.
Despite a number of components being shared between the EcoBoost Mustang and the new Focus RS, there are a few things that set it apart under the hood. The turbo has been replaced to house a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbo, an up-sized intercooler and larger radiator pack.
All of these things not only help it deliver more power and torque, but to better hand track conditions including high stresses and higher temperatures.One massive change over the previous Focus RS is the move of an All-Wheel Drive system that includes a torque vectoring system.
This should in theory provide great handling and maximum fun for the driver.
Oh, and there’s a drift mode too – FROM FACTORY.
Pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed, but expect it to be available at a similar price as the previous generation (around $60k).