It’s here! The stylish, sleek and uber racy Ford Focus RS has been revealed and it’s even better than we expected!
The Ford Focus RS will be part of an elite team including the Shelby GT350 Mustang, Shelby GT350R Mustang, F-150 Raptor and GT supercar as the next of more than 12 performance vehicles that Ford will bring to market in the next five years.
The Focus RS will mark the 30th vehicle to wear the RS badge since 1967. It will be built in Germany in late 2015 for market release! But earning the coveted RS badge means this Ford needed to be nothing short of exceptional – and that it is! The Ford Focus RS delivers exceptional performance on both the road and on the track when required. Ford has remained dedicated to technological innovation and the RS is certainly testament to this.
The Focus RS features an exclusive version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, specially engineered to deliver in excess of 230 KW! Now that’s impressive!
The racy Ford will also feature ground-breaking new Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for class-leading cornering speed and limit handling. It will also include specialized and exclusive chassis features which include sports suspension with spring rates, bushes and anti-roll-bars all of which are stiffer than those found in the Focus ST, and two-mode switchable dampers, which offer a firmer setting for driving. This in combination with a well tuned electric power-assisted steering system and a more rigid front suspension knuckle design will allow for more responsive steering, offering you a better feel of the road!
Other technology will include the much-loved Ford SYNC connectivity system! This will offer a hands-free, voice activated system that controls everything from audio, navigation, climate control to mobile phones and more. Better yet, the system can also be operated from a high-definition, 8-inch colour touchscreen!
And just to make sure the RS was tested by the pros, Gymkhana and World Rallycross star Ken Block was brought on as a consultant!
We can’t wait to have the RS on our showroom floor!
Stay tuned to Eagle Ford for more exciting news on this game-changing Ford!