Report says next Ford Focus RS will be a 400 hp mild hybrid monster
Could sprint to sixty in four seconds
Ford hasn’t even shown the regular version of its all-new Focus (although we have already seen what it looks like) and reports are already in about its hottest variant.
According to AutoInternationaal.nl, Ford is planning to turn the next Focus RS into a monstrous electrified machine capable of dispatching the benchmark sprint in four seconds. The source suggests the vehicle may have have a mild hybrid powertrain with up to 400 hp and 600 Nm (sent to all four wheels) - most of that power will apparently come from a revised 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo engine.
The report goes on to say that regular versions of the new Focus will grow in length by 50 mm, all while shedding 50 kilos in weight.
Finally, we won’t get to see it at this year’s edition of the Geneva motor show as it’s set to get its own launch event planned for sometime in April.
speculative rendering of regular Focus in ST Line trim