The Ford Focus RS Will Be Revealed on Feb. 3

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Excited about the new Ford Focus RS? You should be! The company just confirmed they’ll be revealing it on February 3, which is less than two weeks away.

To whet our appetite for this ultra-high-performance small car the blue oval published a video showing it doing some nasty sliding on tarmac. This scalding-hot hatchback is expected to brandish more than 300 hp courtesy of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.

In the Mustang this powerplant puts out 310 ponies and 320 lb-ft of torque but it wouldn’t surprise us if the Focus RS got a good bit more. But all that power is useless if you can’t control it. Fortunately it’s all but certain this fast little Ford will feature all-wheel drive, so watch out Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R.

SEE ALSO: Ford Focus RS to be Imported From Europe

This is all great news for enthusiasts but perhaps the most importantly the new Ford Focus RS will be sold globally, which means this car is FINALLY coming to America. U.S.-market Focus models are built in Michigan but it’s likely the RS will be imported from Europe. Still, it’s nice to see the company’s “One Ford” strategy in action, especially when the products are this exciting.

Apparently performance is alive and well at the blue oval these days. The company revealed a brand-new GT supercar at the Detroit Auto Show, unveiled a redesigned Raptor F-150 and even took the covers off a special edition Mustang, the Shelby GT350R. This pocket rocket is further proof they know what enthusiasts want.

Check out the embedded video for all the Focus RS action you can handle, or at least as much as the company has decided to share at this time.

GALLERY: Ford Focus RS Prototype

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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