Ford Focus RS Could Be Coming to North America

Ford Focus RS Could Be Coming to North America

Recently, the official Shelby facebook page teased the photo above, and reports surfaced of the next-generation Ford Focus RS. Put them together, and it looks like a new Focus RS could be on its way. 

The teaser photo could also be of a Fiesta ST, but considering it is on Shelby’s facebook page, it will likely be something with a little more brawn than the small hot hatch.

Power is likely to come from a 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, said to put out around 350 hp, making a 0-60 sprint possible in under five seconds. The existing 247 hp 2.0-litre EcoBoost has apparently been ruled out by the Ford engineers because increasing its power would mean making the turbo bigger, which would rid the engine of low-end torque.

A manual transmission will certainly be available, although Ford is debating whether or not to offer a DCT.

Best of all, if the brand sticks to its “One Ford” globalization strategy, the car will likely come to North American unlike the previous Focus RS.

[Source: Auto Express]