The brand new Ford Focus RS hot hatch is said to be even more powerful than believed but the company still hasn’t provided official performance figures on it.
The new generation of the Ford Focus RS is packing a 2.3 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine under its hood, the same one which is used on the mid-range Mustang’s new generation but while the initial press release was mentioning a power of 316 HP, rumor has it that the unit is capable of producing closer to 345 HP, under the hood of the hot hatch. Performance figures on the model haven’t been announced officially at this time and the “Blue Oval” was telling us that the new Focus RS needs less than 5 seconds to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill.
The Audi RS3, one of its main competitors, needs just 4.3 seconds to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) so chances are that new Focus RS will stand in the high 4s zone. The new hot hatch will probably get the official performance figures in the near future, probably during another automotive event. The model has been officially presented to the public at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, just last week, and it is coming with a new and aggressive body kit, with 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin 235/35 tires, with a 10-speaker Sony sound system, Recaro seats, SYNC and so on. The Ford Focus RS has a “Drift” button and a launch control feature.