The most important motor show of the year in Europe being held in Geneva every March, and always opt for brands show their best cards in it. Ford taught us the Ford GT, but also its new Focus RS. Definitely a car much more “affordable” to pocket an average European citizen.
The Ford Focus has always been among the best in the bestseller lists cars and racing version has always been a favorite because of its design and low price compared to its rivals. So the presentation of the new Focus RS has been one of the most anticipated of the Geneva Motor Show 2015. Undoubtedly one of the revelations of the year.
The American brand has prepared a video presentation on a mountain road where the Focus RS roars while overlooking the road:
The novelty of this model is that the Focus RS is the first in the Oval mounting a AWD system. Sure “this detail” earns sales compared to competitors like SEAT, Renault o Honda.
The beast will mount a turbo engine 4 cylinder 2.3 derived directly liter Ecoboost block that mounts the Mustang. Its power will be around 320 Hp, the absence of confirmation of data by Ford engineers.
To accompany many horses, body has been brushed aside with a new more aggressive aero kit consisting of new bumpers, talon is, rear diffuser and roof spoiler reminiscent of its predecessor. Also, new suspensions, new brakes or tires for high performance.
Another novelty, 4 modes of its all-wheel drive: Normal, Sport, Track and Drift. This is good for those who love RWD, your system will be able to send up to 70% of force to the rear axle so, a simple vista, It will be a car that encourage play back, as suggested by the Drift mode. You can also send to the 100% force to the wheels on the same axle.
We have to wait for your arrival to its dealers, but not much, since Ford has planned for later 2015 or early 2016. Hopefully not fall behind on time.
Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.