The new generation of the Focus RS is in development and the car will hit the dealerships in 2014, with the announcement made by Ford’s global boss for small cars, Gunnar Herrmann.
According to the company’s official, the new facelifted focus RS will be powered by a 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine, which will replace the 2.5 liter Volvo-sourced, and with a bigger turbo, or even more turbos, it will develop around 350 horsepower.
“I think the more power for the new RS is sustainable. With the limited edition RS500 we went up to 350 horsepower and some of our development units we have them up to 380 HP. And we even moved torque. And then you really get into engine durability. But the car can handle it”, said Herrmann in an interview with the Drive magazine.
The new facelifted Focus RS, which will develop 100 horsepower more than the ST, is scheduled to hit the showrooms in 2014.