Are you excited for the high-performance Ford Focus ST? Well Ford has confirmed that an even hotter version, the Focus RS is currently in the works. Ford’s global chief of cars, Gunna Herrmann recently confirmed that Ford is working on a third generation of the the Focus RS, that will be more powerful than the current version.
Yup that means that the next Focus RS will have more than 305 horsepower, but will remain front-wheel-drive.
Hermann recently stated confirmed that the next RS will stay with the two-wheel-drive strategy, which was executed on the previous version. He also stated that he thinks that more power is sustainable since the limited edition RS500 had 350 horsepower and other prototypes had up to 380 horsepower.
The next Focus RS is expected to debut in late 2013 or early 2014. It will most likely get a modified version of the 2.0L engine that powers the Focus ST (above). The Focus ST is expected to have around 250 horsepower, but the next Focus RS could have around 350 horsepower.