Ford confirms date Focus RS will be revealed

The Mk3 Focus RS is to be revealed on February 3rd following a recent announcement made by Ford, which has excited many new Ford car enthusiasts. Since the standard Mk3 Focus release in 2011, the RS model has been long awaited, with many unsure as to whether the car would go on sale in the UK.

The car is set to be released in 2016, and reports suggest that the vehicle will have a public debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is expected to provide outstanding performance on the track, as well as deliver superb every day driving. As a preview with less than two weeks to go, Ford has revealed a short teaser video, which shows the car drifting around Ford’s Lommel proving ground in Belgium.

Focus RS rumours to soon be confirmed or dismissed

It is speculated that the Focus RS will have a four-wheel drive setup in order to provide more grip, and will use a 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine, which has already been used in the new Ford Mustang. Top Gear also confirmed that the RS will ‘pack well over 300bhp’, although there have been rumours of 350-400bhp, and will be tailored more for the track.

As for the overall appearance of the car, the bodywork is thought to have been lowered, with two tailpipes at the rear. It has also been guessed that the new car will include two huge trapezoidal grilles to channel air to the engine, as well as two air vents for feeding air to the brakes. Similarly to a number of other Ford rally-like cars, it is thought that the cost of the vehicle will be less than £30,000.

The hot hatch is one of more than 12 new performance vehicles to be released before 2020, in a move by the global Ford Performance Team to distribute cars and parts more quickly.

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