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Official: 2016 Ford Focus RS makes 350 hp

Ford Focus RS at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Official: 2016 Ford Focus RS makes 350 hp

Ford Focus RS at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ford Motor Company has announced a revised output figure of the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS, again. I know, that’s the third time Ford has announced a horsepower figure for the Focus RS. That said, we are glad that number just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Now, the 2016 Ford Focus RS will have 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The much awaited hot hatchback was first unveiled at the New York Motor Show. Later, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine from the 2015 Mustang was rated at 315 hp which was then revised to 345 hp. That additional 5 hp comes courtesy of 23.2 psi of boost pressure, according to reports. Which means the Focus RS will be more powerful than the 2015 Mustang.

A big change to the Focus RS this time around is the drivetrain. A new all-wheel drive system is the first of its kind on the Focus RS and comes with a trick front differential that limits understeer. A big respite for enthusiasts comes in the form of a six-speed manual transmission. Prices for the 2016 Ford Focus RS are expected to start at $36,000

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