The 2015 Ford Focus RS Will Be Like This

The 2015 Ford Focus RS Will Be Like This

We're all excited about the upcoming Ford Focus ST. The Global Focus is a brilliant vehicle and a hot version is both in the works and makes our nether regions all twitchy. What we didn't know was that another bat-shit-nuts Focus RS was in the pipeline. Here's what we know so far.

  • The five-cylinder is gone along with Ford's ties to Volvo. In its place, the 2.3L Ecoboost four-pot from the 2014 Mustang will be tuned to provide at least 320hp.
  • Because it would require a lot of modification to the Focus' body, AWD is a no go. 
  • To make the insane idea of putting all that power through the front wheels of a car, the RevoKnuckle suspension will be revived and updated.
  • It will be what automotive journalists and Europeans call a "five-door" which Americans refer to as a "four door with a hatch." Five-door is easier.

Front wheel drive can be awesome and we're looking forward to hooning this crazy hatch.

[via Top Gear]

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