Ford’s Performance Division has finally released the performance specs for the new, 2016 Ford Focus RS. With 350 horsepower at its disposal, the hot hatch can sprint to 62 mph in under 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 165 mph.
More specifically, the 2016 Ford Focus RS is powered by a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine that produces 324 lb-ft. (440 Nm) of torque between 2,000 to 4,500 rpm, in addition to the aforementioned 345-hp (350 PS). An overboost function allows it to increase torque to 347 lb-ft. (470 Nm) for 15 seconds.
The turbo four shares most of its structure and components with the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine found under the hood of the Ford Mustang but has been upgraded with a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with a larger compressor, enhanced air intake design, and a large-bore high-performance exhaust.
Equipped with a launch control system, a six-speed manual transmission and a new all-wheel-drive system, the new Focus RS is capable of blazing from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.7 seconds on route to a top speed of 165 mph (266 km/h), making it the fastest-accelerating RS model to date.
A drive mode selector allows the driver to custom-tailor the car’s performance, configuring the all-wheel drive system, damper controls, electronic stability control, steering and engine responses, and exhaust sound accordingly. Four modes are available: Normal, Sport, Track and a special drift mode that lets the driver achieve controlled oversteer drifts at the track.
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