Watch the Ford Focus RS Tear Up Mountain Roads

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Ford’s hottest hatch is now out in the open and the brand has released a video showing the car ripping up some mountain roads.

More important than seeing the car, the new video allows us to hear the new 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine really putting in work. Power numbers are unreleased, but Ford says the car will make over 315 hp. An apparent leak from last week puts output at 345 hp.

SEE ALSO: Ford Focus RS Makes 345 HP

The new Focus RS packs a sophisticated all-wheel drive setup along with four drive modes: normal, sport, race and track. It gets stiffer spring rates and bushings, larger antiroll bars and two-mode switchable dampers, just to name some of the upgrades.

Check out the video below.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Mar 11, 2015

    I had to do a double take when I saw the 4 drive modes NORMAL , SPORT, TRACK, and DRIFT. color me impressed