2016 Ford Focus RS: 165 MPH Top Speed, 350 Horsepower
Performance enthusiasts have been all atwitter since the reveal of the 2016 Ford Focus RS earlier this year, hotly anticipating hooning with the aid of Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive and Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine originally anticipated to produce somewhere north of 315 horsepower.
As Ford revealed this week, that output will be quite a bit north of 315 horses. According to an announcement coinciding with an appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2016 Ford Focus RS will run from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 165 mph thanks to 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
The 2016 Focus RS will also utilize launch control technology that helps the driver achieve maximum torque and smooth acceleration. Coupled with Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive and Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, as well as all that horsepower, this thing is going to be a boss. Oh, and it also has anti-spider screens.
“The all-new Focus RS will bring the legendary nameplate to a new generation of global customers for the first time,” said Dave Pericak, director, Ford Performance. “Focus RS delivers stunning performance and innovative technology at a price that will make both enthusiast consumers and premium automakers look twice.”
Ford also officially announced pricing for the Focus RS, which will start at $36,605. The Focus RS will be built in Saarlouis, Germany, and is expected to be released in North America by spring 2016.