Ford Already Has 1,500 Pre-Orders for 2016 Focus RS in UK
Here’s some of the least surprising news you’ll read today: the all-new 2016 Ford Focus RS is really, really popular. As Ford continues to announce all of the Focus RS’ various capabilities, up to and including a Stall Recovery feature and anti-spider screens, orders for the new hot hatch continue to pile up.
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With a while to wait before the Focus RS hits the UK, 1,500 orders have already been placed. 500 of those orders were secured with deposits laid down before even the price and performance numbers were revealed last month in Frankfurt. Now that the people of the United Kingdom know that the 2016 Focus RS is a 350-horsepower powerhouse with a top speed of 165 mph, that order number is likely to increase exponentially.
“These enthusiasts are taking great care in building their optimum specification,” said Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director. “We expected those first in the queue, many of whom are owners of previous RS models, to be exacting about their requirements, and so it has proved, with many opting for motorsport-style Recaro shell front seats, 19-inch black forged alloy wheels, luxury pack, electric tilt/side sunroof, and Ford SYNC2 navigation and sound system.”
The 2016 Ford Focus RS is set to hit the United States next year with a starting price of $36,605. You can spec, price, and pre-order yours using the Focus RS configurator.
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