Ford finally unveiled the 0-100 km/h time for its new generation Focus RS, a car that we previously saw in official press realeases but which kept secret its performances. During Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford finally announced details of the Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds, making the high-performance hatchback the fastest accelerating RS model ever.
The Focus RS will reach a top speed of 165mph powered by a specially engineered version of Ford’s new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivering maximum power output of 350 hp.
The all-new Focus RS optimises acceleration by introducing Launch Control technology to a Ford RS model for the first time.
The Focus RS Launch Control system configures the vehicle’s chassis and powertrain systems to deliver the fastest possible acceleration, whatever the track conditions. The driver selects Launch Control from the cluster menu, engages first gear, applies full throttle and then releases the clutch. The system then delivers optimum drive – including distributing torque through the AWD system, maintaining maximum torque using turbo overboost function, managing the traction control system, and setting the dampers.
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 limit of 6,800 rpm.
The model also debuts new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring.
Ford also announced that the Focus RS is now available to order with prices from £28,940.