2017 Ford Focus RS price, specs, release date… – Another in a series of cars presented in Geneva at the fair. This time it is about a model that will be fully realized later it was a Ford Focus RS 2017. The third-generation Focus RS is also the strongest so far. Since the official launch of the third generation Ford Focus five years ago the question was whether, based on the predecessor to exist and its high performance RS version.
2017 Ford Focus RS Review and Design
While the standard Focus over the years selling great, but the last three years is also the best-selling car in the world, American vehicle manufacturer claimed that the RS to catch the moment when they are no conditions for it. Ford has recently introduced its Ford Performance Division and new products have begun to spring up overnight. In addition to the already existing Fiesta ST and Focus ST earlier this year debuted the F-150 Raptor, Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT, and now the market finally comes the long awaited 2017 Ford Focus RS, which premiered at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The biggest news in comparison to the predecessor, as well as weaker Focus ST, which is the RS for the first time in the history of this car provides the drive to all four wheels. In this way, the American giant wanted to continue the trend of the legendary Escort RS Cosworth in the early 1990s, and this news came as a big surprise because the long rumored that Ford will keep the drive to the front wheels in order to keep costs low.
The buyer will be able to get only five-door Hatch, and from the design changes are expected – aggressive bumpers and wheels, a small spoiler and dual exhaust. The interior got Recaro sports seats and more standard and optional equipment, including Sync2 system that controls the entire electronics. Let me also mention that for the first time in history an RS car will be global in spite of Europe will be sold also in North America and China.
Engine of 2017 Ford Focus RS
Ford also says that the four-point such that cornering a large number of shifts torque to the rear wheels, but is still good enough to not allow the driver to lose control of the car. In addition to the drive to all four wheels, the other big news is the engine. He borrowed from the Mustang and its size is 2.3L EcoBoost. At the time of writing this story, Ford still has not released official numbers, while some media mentioned the figure of 318 horsepower, others say that the Focus RS could develop up to 340 horsepower.
Torque is also unknown, but it is mentioned that there should be greater than Mustang, which develops 434 Nm while the only transmission available as an option a six-speed manual. Despite the high power, it is not the most powerful serial Focus RS500 ever produced and the previous generation was developed 345 hp from a 2.5L turbo engine.
2017 Ford Focus RS Price
However, Ford is still expected to be the main market of the United Kingdom, where it is expected that this car will cost about 30,000 pounds or 46,100 dollars. What are the future plans of Ford Motorsports? According to some announcements, the 2017 Ford Focus RS should arrive by 2017, but it seems that it is still a priority return GT at LeMans.