350 PS, 266 kph top speed and 1g of lateral acceleration. The 2.3-litre EcoBoost powered All-New Focus RS delivers some impressive statistics. All are enhanced by a series of advanced performance technologies, including Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive, Launch Control, selectable Drive Modes…
As for the car’s design and styling, it speaks for itself.
Maximum cornering control
Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control delivers over 1g 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 over-steer drifts on track days.
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 over-boost). 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.
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.
Suspension that adapts to the way you drive
The advanced, race-inspired, stiffened ‘Öhlins Tenneco’ suspension helps you keep the Focus RS under tight supervision at all times. It improves road holding and control, helping you feel connected to the road and experience outstanding, highly responsive steering feedback. For track driving, two-mode switchable dampers offer an even firmer setting so you can enjoy the full-throttle thrill of your course.
Prepare for launch
Select Launch Control, engage first gear, apply full throttle 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 over-boost), manages the traction control system and sets the dampers to maximum grip.
Change gear at the optimal point
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.
The Focus RS is capable of delivering the power and performance you need for the track, with a fuel efficiency you’ll appreciate in your daily driving.
Our finest car, designed by our finest minds
By using the skills, knowledge and experience of Ford Racing, Team RS and other special vehicle operations (including Ken Block), Ford Performance launched with a clear mission statement - ‘Innovation through Performance.’ The Focus RS is the perfect expression of this philosophy.
A sophisticated transmission for lightning-fast gear changes
Engine power is maximised by an optimised 6-speed manual transmission.
A shorter gear lever and revised mechanism are designed to provide swift, accurate shifts. Both the transmission and clutch have been upgraded with stronger, more durable components to cope with this increased torque output.
Serious stopping power
Equipped with 350mm ventilated front discs and aluminium, Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers, the All-New Focus RS incorporates the most powerful braking system ever fitted to an RS model. Clever design maximises brake cooling helping to avoid fade, even under heavy track use. And the front discs also feature ventilation fins for enhanced cooling.
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