Ford Focus RS to Receive an Increase in Power


Ford Performance has confirmed that the next Ford Focus RS will offer more power than its current output. The team is re-calibrating the car’s engine in order to boost horsepower and torque, and meet the overall needs of modern drivers wanting just a little extra muscle from their performance hatchback.

As of now, the car’s turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine delivers 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s quite a bit of power for a hot hatch, and for a lot of drivers, it’s more than plenty. However, this hasn’t stopped Ford from deciding to tweak the engine in order to raise these numbers just a bit. There’s no word as to just how much more power the recalibrated turbo four-cylinder will offer, but we expect it to be decent and speed up the hot hatch’s acceleration time. The car currently goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds.

While we wait for answers, you can check out the 2016 Ford Focus RS at Peoria Ford today. We’ll let you know as soon as we have answers regarding the 2017 Focus RS, so be sure to check back on our blog for future updates or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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