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Ford tweaks Focus RS for maximum performance

Ford tweaks Focus RS for maximum performance

Ford engineers are working feverishly on the all-wheel-drive Focus RS to get the super-compact ready for sale next year. The RS hot hatchback will also feature Brembo brakes, launch control, a drive mode specifically for drifting, Tenneco two-stage shocks and the ability to shift 70% of its torque to the rear wheels.127575-10-ford-motor-company

Its power is rising above the already-announced 315 horsepower from a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Work also continues to wring the last dram of performance from the new performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system. The system reads steering angle, suspension travel, throttle position, wheel slip and other factors to direct power for maximum traction.

Ford plans to use it in other upcoming high-performance models, although not in the F-150 Raptor performance pickup, which uses a different layout because it’s based on a rear-drive vehicle and the base Focus is front-wheel-drive.

 

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