2016 Ford Focus RS is an exclusive motor sports variant of the renowned Ford Focus which has been perfectly optimized for rally sports events. The model was first introduced in 2000 as a replacement for older sports models such as Ford Escort RS Cosworth and Ford Escort RS 1600. The model is being currently offered as an all wheel driving patron compared to a front wheel drive platform which was originally offered on the 1st generation Ford Focus RS. One should also take note that the model is being marketed for the first time in the United States and has its assembly unit located in Germany.
2016 Ford Focus RS Interior
2016 Ford Focus RS has a fully sports optimized interior – it features an upgraded & redesigned center console which controls many important parameters including oil pressure & temperature in addition to a leather upholstered steering wheel. Other notable interior features include custom made sports Recaro seats, alloyed sports pedal, brand new installed shifters etc. The model also offers standard motorsports panel made from microfiber sports fabric along with newly fitted RS badges. In overall, it has a completely replete interior and has been provided with flat bottomed steering that is best suited for race car drivers; misc features include a satellite based navigation system, Smartphone & USB integration, 8 inch LCD touch screen display, updated infotainment system etc.
2016 Ford Focus RS Primary Engine Specs
2016 Ford Focus RS has been provided with an Eco Boost, inline 4 cylinder engine which is capable of producing about 316HP. One should however, note that the power train is highly influenced by that offered by Ford Mustang and has a relatively larger compressor in addition to a newly installed twin scroll turbo charger system. Furthermore, it can accelerate from 0- 60mph in not more than 4.5 seconds and can attain a maximum speed of 155mph. The model also features an advanced torque vectoring mechanism in addition to a limited differential slip twin automatic electronic control for clutch packs.
2016 Ford Focus RS Exterior
Being a rally sports car Ford Focus RS is high on energy & has an aggressive appearance. It has a distinguishing trapezoid shaped grille along with a front end splitter and newly installed fog lamps which have been mounted vertically. One should also take note of its huge rear end diffuser that acts as an aerodynamic shaft and hefts reduce drag along with increasing down force. Furthermore, it has been fitted with larger 19 inch alloyed rim wheels in addition to improved brakes & suspensions system.
2016 Ford Focus RS Release Date and Price
Major competitors of 2016 Ford Focus RS include models such as Subaru WRX STI, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R etc. However, due to current model upgrade, next generation Ford Focus RS steers clear ahead of its rivals – major changes include increased overall torque & power output along with better fuel efficiency and enhanced control & stability. The model is expected to cost around $40,000 for higher trims & $35,000 for base versions. One should also take note that these price estimates were recently revealed by company executives in February 2015.