The All-New Focus RS is on sale now only from FordStores such as Dunton and Rayleigh. There are only a handful of official FordStores in the UK with the specially trained staff and larger showroom facilities needed to host Ford Performance models.
Following hot on the wheels of recent reveals for the Focus ST, the Ford GT, the Shelby® GT350R Mustang and the F-150 Raptor, Ford unveiled the All-New Focus RS at a special event in Cologne, Germany on 3rd February 2015. The preview took place at Ford's European HQ, where the RS badge made its first appearance in 1967.
The third-generation Focus RS will be the 30th RS model to be manufactured by Ford and the first to go on sale all around the world. It is one of over a dozen new Ford Performance vehicles scheduled to be launched between now and 2020.
The design and styling of the Focus RS speaks for itself, while a series of advanced performance technologies, including All-Wheel Drive, Launch Control, selectable Drive Modes delivers some impressive statistics…
Advanced 2.3-litre EcoBoost Engine Technology
The 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine’s revolutionary technology incorporates direct fuel injection, twin independent variable camshaft timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger. Tuned and calibrated specifically for the All-New Focus RS, the result is: maximum power of 350 PS and maximum torque of 440 Nm (470 Nm overboost). Excellent low-end responsiveness is matched by powerful mid-range pull and the free-revving top-end is set to a maximum limit of 6,800 rpm.
All of this adds up to 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds and an absolutely massive grin on your face!
In the All-New Focus RS, you’re surrounded by smart technologies.
Every one of them has a dedicated role, but all have a single purpose: to enable you to enjoy your car’s capabilities to the full.
Ford Performance all-wheel-drive (AWD) with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control delivers over 1 g of lateral acceleration, plus exceptional grip and ultra-precise handling when you’re powering through corners. The system employs twin electronically controlled clutch packs to help balance engine torque between the rear wheels to suit the road surface and driving conditions. And this intelligent technology also enables you to enjoy controlled oversteer drifts on track days.
A range of sophisticated systems and features combine to ensure that the transmission and engine provide maximum acceleration through the gears. With a Performance Shift Light, you can also see the optimum upshift point for every gear you select. And if the engine is close to hitting the limit of 6,800 rpm, the light will start flashing to warn you.
Ford SYNC lets you control your music and make and receive calls on your mobile, using simple, direct voice commands. You can also use this voice control to play songs from a USB or MP3/iPod® too, or when you’re streaming music from a Bluetooth®-compatible phone. And the system will even read your incoming texts aloud.
The Bi-Xenon headlamps of an All-New Focus RS aren’t just striking; they’re smart. That’s because they precisely follow the road as you turn the wheel, giving you outstanding visibility. They’re also able to adjust the headlamps’ lighting pattern, depending on your speed, the environment and the conditions. Seven different modes include specific settings for when you’re driving on town roads, country lanes, motorways or in adverse weather
Select Launch Control, engage first gear, apply full throttle and then release the clutch. Advanced technologies instantly configure the chassis and powertrain to deliver the fastest acceleration from a standing start. Whatever the track conditions, torque is distributed through the AWD system. This maintains maximum engine power (using the turbo overboost), manages the traction control system and sets the dampers to maximum grip.