This is it, a 2015 Ford Focus RS. The new quick Ford targets rivals like Volkswagen’s Golf R and looks set to propel a Blue Oval right behind to a pointy finish of prohibited hatchery.
Under a carp is a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. It’s formed on a section you’ll find in a latest four-pot Mustang, though in a RS energy grows to in additional of 316bhp (for reference, a four-cylinder Mustang produces 306bhp).
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The new Focus RS gets four-wheel expostulate with torque vectoring in a back axle. Using dual purchase packs, adult to 70 per cent of torque can be sent to a back wheels, and adult to 100 per cent of that expostulate can afterwards be pushed to possibly back wheel.
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Matching a hard-charging drivetrain is an assertive exterior. Added to a face-lifted Focus’s already crook physique is a vast back wing, bigger intakes during a front and low-profile tyres. The arches don’t seem as assertive as comparison RSs, though apparently that’s due to income being spent on a drivetrain instead.
Inside, a automobile gets a same Recaros as a ST, but, for those looking to be hold even tighter, discretionary bucket seats are available.
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While prices sojourn unconfirmed, we would design them to start only next £30,000, fixation a RS in a approach banishment line of a VW Golf R, and maybe even a rear-driven BMW M135i.