Ford Focus RS
Ford Focus RS: coming in Q1 2016
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18th September, 2015
Ford Motor Company’s all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.7
seconds – making the little hatchback Ford's fastest-accelerating RS model yet.
Focus RS – powered by a specially engineered version of Ford’s new 2.3-litre engine producing projected 350 horsepower
and 440Nm of torque.
The all-new 2016 Focus RS optimises acceleration by introducing launch control technology to a Ford RS model for the
first time. Focus RS also debuts new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring – for outstanding
traction and grip with dynamic agility and cornering speed.
Focus RS launch control configures the car’s chassis and powertrain systems to deliver the fastest possible
acceleration – in various track conditions. The driver selects launch control from the cluster menu, engages first gear,
applies full throttle and releases the clutch. The system then delivers optimum drive – including distributing torque
through the all-wheel-drive system, maintaining maximum torque using the turbo overboost function, managing traction
control and setting the dampers.
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To achieve maximum acceleration through the gears, a performance shift light in the instrument cluster alerts the
driver when approaching the optimum upshift point of 5,900 rpm, and flashes if the engine hits the 6,800-rpm limit.
Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive uses twin electronically controlled clutch packs to manage the car’s front/rear
torque split, and can control side-to-side torque distribution on the rear axle – delivering the torque vectoring
capability that produces a dramatic impact on handling and cornering stability.
The all-wheel-drive system monitors inputs from multiple vehicle sensors 100 times per second. To deliver optimum
driving dynamics, the system was calibrated alongside the car’s advanced electronic stability control, in particular, its
brake-based Torque Vectoring Control that works in parallel with torque vectoring all-wheel drive.
Focus RS drivers can select from four different drive modes that configure the all-wheel-drive system, damper
controls, electronic stability control, steering and engine responses, and exhaust sound to deliver optimum performance
in road or circuit driving conditions. Normal, sport or track settings are available, along with a special drift mode to
help the driver achieve controlled oversteer drifts at the track.
The new 2.3-litre shares its fundamental structure with the all-aluminium four-cylinder in the all-new Ford Mustang.
The engine is significantly upgraded to improve power by more than 10 per cent. It features a new low-inertia twin-scroll
turbocharger with larger compressor, enhanced air intake design, and a large-bore high-performance exhaust.
Developed by a team of Ford Performance engineers in Europe and the United States, the all-new Focus RS is the
third-generation Focus RS – following models launched in 2002 and 2009.
Ford Performance serves as an innovation laboratory and test bed to make unique performance vehicles, parts,
accessories and experiences for customers. The group’s work in aerodynamics, light-weighting, electronics, powertrain
performance and fuel efficiency can be applied more broadly across Ford’s product portfolio.
The 30th car to wear the legendary RS badge, Focus RS will be built in Saarlouis, Germany, and is one of 12 new
performance vehicles Ford will bring to customers globally through 2020 as part of a new era of Ford performance.
Ford expects delivery to begin across Europe in Q1 2016, very late in Q1 2016 in Australia and during Q2 in North
Specifications are subject to change without notice.