It may have taken almost half a year but at least we know how powerful it is.
Ford has disclosed the official output figures of its newest hot hatch, the Focus RS. The model in question is taking power from a 2.3 liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the same one found on the entry-level Mustang in Europe. Under the hood of the new Focus RS, the unit is capable of putting down a total output of 345 HP (257 kW) and it has a peak torque of 440 Nm (324 lb-ft), or 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) with overboost, available for up to 15 sec0onds.
The engine, which is all-aluminum, has a rev limit of 6,800 rpm and it is offering the torque between 2,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm. If you came here hoping to find out how fast the new Ford Focus RS is from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) or what its top speed is, you will be disappointed, because the blue oval is currently keeping them a secret. However, with the new compact hot hatch being announced for the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, this weekend, where it will be making its dynamic debut, chances are the carmaker will be making these figures official, so hope is all we have left at this point, hope and some fresh images.