A new report claims that the next-generation Ford Focus RS is in the works with the same 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Ford Mustang.
A new report claims that the next-generation Ford Focus RS is in the works with the same 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Ford Mustang. Even better, the same report claims that it will be offered in the U.S.
According to Road & Track, an anonymous source claims that the new Focus RS is going to be powered by the 2.3L four-cylinder, but to prevent torque steer, all that power will be sent to the ground via all four wheels. It will come with a standard six-speed manual transmission and it’s expected that it will generate around the same power figures as the four-cylinder Mustang with its 310-hp and 320 lb-ft. of torque.
Compared to the Focus ST, we can expect the Focus RS to also get bigger brakes, larger wheels and a stiffer suspension. It will obviously go head to head with the VW Golf R and Subaru WRX STI when it launches for the 2016 model year.
Source: Road & Track