Ford revealed today the first official details about the Focus RS. First prototype of the fastest Focus road car to date is now undergoing performance and durability testing at the challenging NÃ¼rburgring Circuit in Germany, in preparation for its launch in 2009.
The Focus RS is powered by a specially developed, turbocharged version of the Duratec 2.5-litre engine, based on Focus ST, but significantly revised to generate over 280 hp and more than 400 Nm of torque, thus achieving an excellent power-to-weight ratio.
The new Focus RS test and development programme is now well underway and will continue for several months, prior to the vehicle being readied for production in early 2009.
Ford Focus RS Prototype - Top Speed