Fans of the Ford Focus RS can rejoice; the 2016 edition will be hitting stateside with a sweet power boost. Previous generations of the Ford Focus RS boasted 305 HP and were only available in Europe. Luckily the new models will be available to U.S buyers and be even faster with a total of 315 hp.
Drivers can expect a more fun, engaging drive thanks to all-wheel drive and even more power. The new Focus RS is expected to be super fast and reach 60 miles per hour in less than 4.7 seconds with top speeds of up to 162 mph. Acceleration speeds aren’t too far away from that of the popular Mustang GT. It will also come with its own launch control which will aid in acceleration.
The all new 2016 Focus RS will be powered by a 2.3 Liter Ecoboost engine with 350 lb feet of torque. Optimum drive helps to maintain maximum torque while managing traction control and setting the dampers. Various driving modes will be available including normal, sport and track modes. Enthusiasts will be able to enjoy drift mode which will allow the driver to sliding the car around the track. Pricing is expected to start near the $36k mark in North America.