Ford’s Performance unit to unleash 12 cars by 2020 image

The second largest US automaker has been busy when it comes to its plans of increasing our heart rate as they recently unveiled some details about the upcoming Focus RS version.

But further down the line, the new Ford Performance division – which bundles together all the petrol heads at the company in one all mighty unit – also has massive plans. As the Performance unit pools all the resources of the US SVT performance team, Team RS in Europe and Ford Racing, the division will not only bring us the eagerly-awaited next iteration of the Focus RS, but also a total of 12 new performance vehicles through 2020. According to Ford chief executive officer, the new unit could also yield massive profits to the automaker – because it would very much emulate what happens with a luxury carmaker – clients of Ford Performance would be willing to pay the premium as long as they see the value.

While the company accountants roll out their eyes in eager anticipation of fat profits, let’s see how the Performance unit would impact the schedule of, well, performance models. We already know the next Focus RS would be a global product – graduating from regional European sales. The timing has not been revealed, but the last generation came way back in 2009, so we expect it would be unveiled soon. North American fans are also eagerly awaiting to see a new Raptor version of the F-150 and the recently unleashed Mustang for sure has a few surprises for fans.