The Honda Civic Type R killer is making a world debut on February 3rd, 2015
The Blue Oval automaker has teased the upcoming range topping Focus RS and announced that the world debut will be held on February 3, its less than two weeks cheers! The new RS will sit above the Focus ST. The new Focus RS is under the 12 announced performance product that Ford promised under the ‘Ford Performance’ banner. The Ford performance comprises - Team RS, Ford SVT and Ford Racing!
In the teaser video, we were told that the Focus RS prototype, which is teased, has ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and TC (Traction Control) deactivated!
Earlier in December, 2014 on confirming the new Focus RS - Raj Nair, Ford’s Group Vice President said: “to earn the RS badge, the vehicle has to be a no-compromise driver’s car that can deliver exceptional performance on the track when required while providing excellent every day driving.”
Ford Mustang’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost?
The upcoming range topping Focus RS is reportedly getting the 2.3-liter EcoBoost motor that debuted with the 2015 Mustang. This motor in Focus RS is expected to pack over 300 horses and like the Mustang, it will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Moreover, if rumors are to be believed - 2016 Focus RS is getting an AWD (All-Wheel-Drive setup) too. Will it carry forward the previous RS’s legacy, guess we have to wait for 3rd of Feb!
Source : CarDekho