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Ford News: Revealed: 2016 Ford Focus RS

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It has been long rumored, but it has been finally confirmed. Today, Ford revealed the 2016 Focus RS - the third Focus iteration to wear the famed RS name.

As has been rumored, the third-generation Focus RS uses the 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder found under the Mustang to produce 'well in excess of 315 horsepower'. For the Focus RS, the 2.3 has been given a number of changes such as a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger, larger compressor and intercooler; less-restrictive intake, large-bore dual-pipe exhaust with an electronically controlled valve, and upgraded internal components.

A six-speed manual and new all-wheel drive system with a pair of electronically controlled clutch packs to act like limited-slip differential helps get the power to the road. The all-wheel drive system will be able to send up to 70% of the maximum torque to the rear wheels with 70% of that to one rear wheel to help the RS rotate. The system will also be able to distribute power side-to-side at each axle.

The suspension features stiffer spring rates, bushings, and anti-roll bars. There's also a new two-mode switchable damper system, along with a set of Michelln Pilot Super Sport tires. Optional will be a set of Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slicks.

Ford is keeping quiet of performance details, but did announce that the Focus RS will be coming to states. When that will be is unknown at this time.

“The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that sets a new benchmark for driving exhilaration on the road and track,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company. “The RS line has a proud history of technical breakthroughs that have migrated to mainstream Ford vehicles to benefit all of our customers, and the new Focus RS is no exception. It’s a great example of our passion for innovation through performance, and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”

Source: Ford

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My biggest issue is the Billy Big Mouth Bass Nose on the car. Why is everyone going to these let me blow you big mouth look. Yes I understand you need more air into the cooler and turbo system, but Porsche has never had to give such an ugly face to a car to get air into their engine.


Over all the rest of the car looks nice and the numbers are interesting as well as the AWD system. Just that Nose is Terrible! :puke:

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It's great to hear that it's got AWD and is not powering its front wheels with that much HP. I will have to agree that it's not what one could call attractive.

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