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  • Unique 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine powering all-new Focus RS certified at 350 horsepower at 6,000 rpm on way to 6,800-rpm redline

  • Exclusive Focus RS turbo makes peak boost of 23.2 psi, with peak torque certified at 350 lb.-ft. at 3,200 rpm
  • Innovative Focus RS feature restarts engine for drivers in the event of a stall

 

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 12, 2015 – The unique EcoBoost® engine in the all-new Focus RS will produce 350 horsepower – far exceeding original estimates of 315 – along with 350 lb.-ft. torque.

And yet even with all that torque, the manual-only hot hatch will be especially forgiving in the event a driver stalls the engine, as Focus RS will debut with a trick feature called stall recovery. In other words, there will be no need for drivers to manually restart the engine or move the gear selector to neutral as the innovative technology simply pushes the clutch back in.

“We knew we wanted to put start-stop technology on the RS,” explained Tyrone Johnson, engineering and vehicle manager, Ford Performance Europe. “So we said, ‘What if we went one step further, and controlled for engine stall at launch using the same technology?’ Well, that’s exactly what we did and it’s just as fast as our start-stop technology.”

The monster output the Focus RS engine achieves is due to its all-new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with a larger compressor wheel that delivers more airflow and power throughout the rev range. Peak turbocharger boost is 23.2 psi.

Backing up this increased output is a large intercooler to maximize charge density. Air itself is delivered through a low-restriction intake manifold on the front end with a high-performance exhaust. The system includes an electronically controlled valve that optimizes back pressure and exhaust volume level.

Stout, high-tensile cast-iron cylinder liners are used to enhance the robustness of the engine, while a high-performance head gasket brings improved thermal capability.

Additional space created in the front of the car allowed engineers to deploy a larger radiator than what’s used on other Focus models for enhanced cooling. 

Despite the engine’s high output of 152 horsepower per liter, RS engineers tuned this EcoBoost to deliver right off idle all the way on up to a free-spinning 6,800 rpm, with an especially chunky midrange power delivery.

Focus RS is the latest car to be unveiled as part of a new golden age of Ford Performance. The plan calls for bringing more than 12 high-performance vehicles to market worldwide through 2020.

Developed by a small team of Ford Performance engineers in Europe and the United States, the third-generation Focus RS follows on the heels of the much-loved models launched in 2002 and 2009. The 2016 Focus RS is the 30th car globally to wear the vaunted RS badge, joining such legendary models as the 1970 Escort RS1600, the 1984 mid-engine RS200 Group B rally car, 1985 Sierra RS Cosworth and 1992 Escort RS Cosworth.

Production of Focus RS with 2.3-liter EcoBoost begins later this year.

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I would love to see a Fusion ST with this engine, as my 2.0L feels 'chunky' in the midrange as well, but lacks some top end thrills.

And they can't really use the RS name for a higher perf Fusion model, so how about ST-R instead?

 

And that stall recovery can prove to be quite useful, given all the would-be novice, Ken Bloch-wannabe's, who will work that clutch mercilessly...and no doubt, unsuccessfully. At first at least.  Maybe my wife would not be so intimidated, if it never stalls.  Hmmmm

 

What a package.

 

Thank you Ford.

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Should be impressive, with about 80% available at 3K or so.  But honestly, if it’s free-revving and rev’s quick and has a ton of torque off idle, it matters far less where the peaks are, because you get to them quickly.

 

Perhaps if CAFÉ did not exist, Mustang I4 specs would look more like this.  Then again, this kind of power and more is available with cheap mod add-ons.  One of the beautiful aspects of forced induction motors.

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If CAFE didn't exist the Fiesta would have a driveline like this and the Mustang would have NEVER seen a 4-banger. Actually, there never would have been a Fiesta.

 

 

Well, true, to a point.

I mean, there is such a thing as too much power. And a Fiesta with 350ftlbs is overkill.

But the Mustang weight reduction and tune a bility is a factor worth considering.  

A NA V6 has it's limitations and nowhere near the torque.  

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If CAFE didn't exist the Fiesta would have a driveline like this and the Mustang would have NEVER seen a 4-banger. Actually, there never would have been a Fiesta.

 

 

Well, true, to a point.

I mean, there is such a thing as too much power. And a Fiesta with 350ftlbs is overkill.

But the Mustang weight reduction and tune a bility is a factor worth considering.  

A NA V6 has it's limitations and nowhere near the torque.  

 

:yikes:  Too much power?!?!?! YOU GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!!!!

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^haha

 

But I submit to you, at least one high hp video where a bone-head crashed their new car.

True, I posted the Moron who crashed his new Challanger Lime Green Hellcat just after driving off the lot from the dealer. What a way to flush so much money as he totaled the car.

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^haha

 

But I submit to you, at least one high hp video where a bone-head crashed their new car.

Lol I know what you mean, man. Just giving you a hard time for being practical. Name the high hp car and there are videos of idiots not being able to handle the power.

 

^haha

 

But I submit to you, at least one high hp video where a bone-head crashed their new car.

True, I posted the Moron who crashed his new Challanger Lime Green Hellcat just after driving off the lot from the dealer. What a way to flush so much money as he totaled the car.

 

That's nuts.. It really sucks because as those cars are expensive to the average person they still aren't an ecotic and the person buying them most likely aren't stupid wealthy to where wrecking it instantly still hurts them financially.  People just don't realize how powerful cars are today.

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It's going to give serious headaches to everything it could possibly compete with.

 

Merciless performance (350/350), uncompromising attitude (6M), and exceptional engineering (trick AWD).

It's going to give their own Mustang headaches, I would think.  350/350 is pretty serious for a little hot hatch. I'm excited to see this little guy run with the big guys..possibly at next years Best Driver's Car.. OoOoOoooo could you imagine if this thing took down the GT350R at BDC?!?!

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With only 6 of 12 vehicles under the performance umbrella by 2020 revealed so far, there could be others as well that will impress.

 

 

And btw, I mentioned this in another site and I feel strongly about it, that we have Mark Fields to thank for where Ford and Lincoln are going in the coming years.  He is responsible for Ford Performance, and saving Lincoln from a sure death, and giving them what they need with all new platforms.

 

Anyway, that’s what happens when you have a product guy who knows the industry and the customer at the helm, rather than a bean counter who knew literally NOTHING about our industry, and we praised him as he cut-cut-cuts his way to profitability.  We are still trying to get back some of the talent and experience that flew out the window, when Alan threw everyone out and started closing plants and brands. His scalpel went way too deep.  Ford was never in trouble, so why heart transplant, when all you really needed was some cosmetic surgery.

 

 Anyway, I have said this before many times, and I feel strongly about it, having seen it from the inside out, and looking past sound bytes on financial cable programs. In the end, it comes down to product, plain and simple.  I think Ford gets that again, and thank goodness.

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With only 6 of 12 vehicles under the performance umbrella by 2020 revealed so far, there could be others as well that will impress.

 

 

And btw, I mentioned this in another site and I feel strongly about it, that we have Mark Fields to thank for where Ford and Lincoln are going in the coming years.  He is responsible for Ford Performance, and saving Lincoln from a sure death, and giving them what they need with all new platforms.

 

Anyway, that’s what happens when you have a product guy who knows the industry and the customer at the helm, rather than a bean counter who knew literally NOTHING about our industry, and we praised him as he cut-cut-cuts his way to profitability.  We are still trying to get back some of the talent and experience that flew out the window, when Alan threw everyone out and started closing plants and brands. His scalpel went way too deep.  Ford was never in trouble, so why heart transplant, when all you really needed was some cosmetic surgery.

 

 Anyway, I have said this before many times, and I feel strongly about it, having seen it from the inside out, and looking past sound bytes on financial cable programs. In the end, it comes down to product, plain and simple.  I think Ford gets that again, and thank goodness.

Agree that no matter who the manufacture is, the Auto industry needs to be led by people who have a passion for auto's as well as a solid business sense. Alan was a plane guy, never a car guy. Wrong choice for leading Ford and I hope that Mark can truly take Ford to the next level. Doing well but still has many things to accomplish much like GM does.

 

Win Win is those of us who still love to drive auto's, so many fun auto's to drive.

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With only 6 of 12 vehicles under the performance umbrella by 2020 revealed so far, there could be others as well that will impress.

 

 

And btw, I mentioned this in another site and I feel strongly about it, that we have Mark Fields to thank for where Ford and Lincoln are going in the coming years.  He is responsible for Ford Performance, and saving Lincoln from a sure death, and giving them what they need with all new platforms.

 

Anyway, that’s what happens when you have a product guy who knows the industry and the customer at the helm, rather than a bean counter who knew literally NOTHING about our industry, and we praised him as he cut-cut-cuts his way to profitability.  We are still trying to get back some of the talent and experience that flew out the window, when Alan threw everyone out and started closing plants and brands. His scalpel went way too deep.  Ford was never in trouble, so why heart transplant, when all you really needed was some cosmetic surgery.

 

 Anyway, I have said this before many times, and I feel strongly about it, having seen it from the inside out, and looking past sound bytes on financial cable programs. In the end, it comes down to product, plain and simple.  I think Ford gets that again, and thank goodness.

 

I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but let's face it. The Ford brand itself was not getting the love it needed. So they had to get rid of Aston Martin, Jaguar/Land Rover and Volvo. It was just too many brands taking away from the core focus.

 

I think Mulally set the slate clean, and he wisely left when he knew he could not do any more for the company. Mulally did the same for Boeing. He made the company profitable again, and then left because that's what he is. He's all about leveraging efficiencies, and I gotta say, the One Ford plan has moved Ford upmarket.

 

And it's because our Fusion is the global Mondeo. Our Focus is the global Focus, and we get everything in America first for a change. Now the Mustang's iconic image translates into global sales and a great product that we actually export from the US. He was never a product guy, but at the time Ford just had too many products, and so many constraints that it was logical (a dollar and cents debate) why under-performing products and entities within were liquidated.

 

The only concern I have is that maybe Jaguar and Land Rover could have been kept, which would have really helped pad Ford's bottom line. Then there would have been no issue of supporting Lincoln.

 

I like core efficiency, which itself is a part of having a firm that creates excellent products. 

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With only 6 of 12 vehicles under the performance umbrella by 2020 revealed so far, there could be others as well that will impress.

 

 

And btw, I mentioned this in another site and I feel strongly about it, that we have Mark Fields to thank for where Ford and Lincoln are going in the coming years.  He is responsible for Ford Performance, and saving Lincoln from a sure death, and giving them what they need with all new platforms.

 

Anyway, that’s what happens when you have a product guy who knows the industry and the customer at the helm, rather than a bean counter who knew literally NOTHING about our industry, and we praised him as he cut-cut-cuts his way to profitability.  We are still trying to get back some of the talent and experience that flew out the window, when Alan threw everyone out and started closing plants and brands. His scalpel went way too deep.  Ford was never in trouble, so why heart transplant, when all you really needed was some cosmetic surgery.

 

 Anyway, I have said this before many times, and I feel strongly about it, having seen it from the inside out, and looking past sound bytes on financial cable programs. In the end, it comes down to product, plain and simple.  I think Ford gets that again, and thank goodness.

 

I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but let's face it. The Ford brand itself was not getting the love it needed. So they had to get rid of Aston Martin, Jaguar/Land Rover and Volvo. It was just too many brands taking away from the core focus.

 

I think Mulally set the slate clean, and he wisely left when he knew he could not do any more for the company. Mulally did the same for Boeing. He made the company profitable again, and then left because that's what he is. He's all about leveraging efficiencies, and I gotta say, the One Ford plan has moved Ford upmarket.

 

And it's because our Fusion is the global Mondeo. Our Focus is the global Focus, and we get everything in America first for a change. Now the Mustang's iconic image translates into global sales and a great product that we actually export from the US. He was never a product guy, but at the time Ford just had too many products, and so many constraints that it was logical (a dollar and cents debate) why under-performing products and entities within were liquidated.

 

The only concern I have is that maybe Jaguar and Land Rover could have been kept, which would have really helped pad Ford's bottom line. Then there would have been no issue of supporting Lincoln.

 

I like core efficiency, which itself is a part of having a firm that creates excellent products. 

 

 

 

Bill Ford Jr. and Mark Fields were the Architects of One Ford, and product was in the pipeline when Alan arrived.  And like I said, he cut too much, there was no need for all that.  

 

And what you call 'cleaning of a slate' is what we call financial devastation on a huge scale that caused untold pain and suffering and grief for famlies.

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With only 6 of 12 vehicles under the performance umbrella by 2020 revealed so far, there could be others as well that will impress.

 

 

And btw, I mentioned this in another site and I feel strongly about it, that we have Mark Fields to thank for where Ford and Lincoln are going in the coming years.  He is responsible for Ford Performance, and saving Lincoln from a sure death, and giving them what they need with all new platforms.

 

Anyway, that’s what happens when you have a product guy who knows the industry and the customer at the helm, rather than a bean counter who knew literally NOTHING about our industry, and we praised him as he cut-cut-cuts his way to profitability.  We are still trying to get back some of the talent and experience that flew out the window, when Alan threw everyone out and started closing plants and brands. His scalpel went way too deep.  Ford was never in trouble, so why heart transplant, when all you really needed was some cosmetic surgery.

 

 Anyway, I have said this before many times, and I feel strongly about it, having seen it from the inside out, and looking past sound bytes on financial cable programs. In the end, it comes down to product, plain and simple.  I think Ford gets that again, and thank goodness.

 

I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but let's face it. The Ford brand itself was not getting the love it needed. So they had to get rid of Aston Martin, Jaguar/Land Rover and Volvo. It was just too many brands taking away from the core focus.

 

I think Mulally set the slate clean, and he wisely left when he knew he could not do any more for the company. Mulally did the same for Boeing. He made the company profitable again, and then left because that's what he is. He's all about leveraging efficiencies, and I gotta say, the One Ford plan has moved Ford upmarket.

 

And it's because our Fusion is the global Mondeo. Our Focus is the global Focus, and we get everything in America first for a change. Now the Mustang's iconic image translates into global sales and a great product that we actually export from the US. He was never a product guy, but at the time Ford just had too many products, and so many constraints that it was logical (a dollar and cents debate) why under-performing products and entities within were liquidated.

 

The only concern I have is that maybe Jaguar and Land Rover could have been kept, which would have really helped pad Ford's bottom line. Then there would have been no issue of supporting Lincoln.

 

I like core efficiency, which itself is a part of having a firm that creates excellent products. 

 

 

 

Bill Ford Jr. and Mark Fields were the Architects of One Ford, and product was in the pipeline when Alan arrived.  And like I said, he cut too much, there was no need for all that.  

 

And what you call 'cleaning of a slate' is what we call financial devastation on a huge scale that caused untold pain and suffering and grief for famlies.

 

 

But did he put Ford in a better position to succeed? 

 

I guess since you do work for Ford you have a better grasp of the situation at hand, but the media really loved Mulally.

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Yup, hence my original remarks.

 

But back to the bad-arsed RS.

I wonder what mods will be available soon for that.

I just hope that people do not do to this car what idiots do to Subaru with the tin can eardrum breaking mufflers that really do nothing for the performance other than create noise.

 

I could see multiple stages of performance upgrades, 1, 2 & 3 being race only.

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