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All-new Ford Focus RS sprints to 62 MPH in 4.7 seconds 

Focus RS, powered by a specially engineered version of Ford’s new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine producing projected 350 hp and 350 lb/ft of torque, will reach a top speed of 165 mph.

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS

Ford’s all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds making the high-performance hatchback the fastest-accelerating RS model yet.

Focus RS, powered by a specially engineered version of Ford’s new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine producing projected 350 hp and 350 lb/ft of torque, will reach a top speed of 165 mph.

The all-new 2016 Focus RS optimizes acceleration by introducing launch control technology to a Ford RS model for the first time. Focus RS also debuts new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring – for outstanding traction and grip with dynamic agility and cornering speed.

Focus RS launch control configures the car’s chassis and powertrain systems to deliver the fastest possible acceleration – in various track conditions.

The driver selects launch control from the cluster menu, engages first gear, applies full throttle and releases the clutch.

The system then delivers optimum drive – including distributing torque through the all-wheel-drive system, maintaining maximum torque using the turbo overboost function, managing traction control and setting the dampers.

Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive uses twin electronically controlled clutch packs to manage the car’s front/rear torque split, and can control side-to-side torque distribution on the rear axle – delivering the torque vectoring capability that produces a dramatic impact on handling and cornering stability.

The all-wheel-drive system monitors inputs from multiple vehicle sensors 100 times per second.

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