Ford Focus RS believed to be in development
A brand new Ford Focus RS is thought to now be in development, a model that is sure to excite drivers looking for added bite under the throttle.
Due to go on sale in 2016, the third-generation Ford Focus RS is powered by a turbocharged 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine and could give an output of more than 330bhp. Another feature the model is likely to have is Ford’s innovative RevoKnuckle front suspension system, one which is designed to actively reduce the level of torque steer.
Apart from that, very little has been made official by the company, suggesting they are keen to keep the major details under wraps so it can take the roads by storm upon its release. Another aspect many will be keeping their eyes on is the price, which is currently thought to be just shy of £30,000.
With the model being tested close to Ford’s engineering headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, it is further evidence that the Focus RS is to become a new Ford car on a global scale, rather than being directed solely towards European customers, as many previously thought.
Complementing the ST and Mustang
While Ford chiefs previously held reservations about the Ford Focus RS taking sales away from the Focus ST and Mustang – the latter arriving next year, Barb Samardzich, Ford of Europe’s chief operating officer, said that research has indicated that drivers of the three are very different people, meaning the RS would only complement the range of performance models that Ford now has available.
If you are keen to learn more about the Ford Focus RS, or any of the other award-winning models from the blue oval, why not pay a visit to one of the official Ford dealerships operated by the Foray Motor Group today?
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