Earlier in February we did see ford taking the covers off their new Focus RS which comes with an exciting 2.3-liter turbocharged engine sending power to all four wheels. While the early report did mention its engine, Ford was keeping a tight lip of its exact output and we only heard rumours that it will be somewhere in excess of 315-horsepower.
But it seems that Ford is no longer playing the hiding game no more as they had recently announced the upcoming Focus RS’ output. Coming out from the 2.3-liter turbo EcoBoost engine is a healthy 345bhp and revs up to 6,800rpm. And as for the torque figure, it develops 324 lb-ft between 2,000 – 4,500rpm. But if that is not enough for you, the Focus RS also comes with an ‘overboost’ function that brings up the torque figure to 347 lb-ft for about 15 seconds.
While the numbers do sound interesting, Ford did not release the performance figures at the same time. But with such power and all-wheel drive, zerotohundred might just be in the five-second range. Other interesting features that will come in the Focus RS include the ‘Drift Mode’ and launch control.
Curious to know how it sounds like? Lucky for you guys, Ford took one for an outing at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed with the one and only Ken Block navigating the hot hatch through the narrow hill climb course.