We may have just got the new Ford Focus (seen above), but it’s already time to start thinking about the beefed up RS version.
Rumors are swirling about Ford ditching the Volvo derived 2.5L, five-cylinder engine and going with a 2.3L four-cylinder with a turbo. The new engine will likely be more efficient, but no word on if it’ll be called an EcoBoost. All this could amount to power somewhere in the range of 320 horsepower. That may seem like a lot for a front wheel drive car, but Fords RevoKnuckle front suspension is likely to be thrown in to help deal with torque-steer.
Other rumors that are being tossed around as that the car is coming as a five-door, instead of the previous three-door version and that the engine being used in this Focus might also be making its way into a Ford Mustang.
Regardless, if any or all of these factors come true, the Focus RS could be one heck of a car.
[Source: Top Gear]