Next-generation Ford Focus RS rendered
The current generation Ford Focus RS turned out to be a great car, even though Americans can’t enjoy it. There’s good news for us on the horizon, however, because with the next generation Focus RS, Ford plans to go global. Want some more good news? The next RS will be offered with both a turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor mounted on the rear axle. Depending on the market, the next RS will be called the ST, SVT, and XR.
The current Focus RS is powered by a 2.5 liter 20 V DOHC RS engine that delivers 300 hp at 6500 and a peak torque of 440 NM, but the next generation will be more powerful than that.
As for the electric version, Team RS is already testing the combination between a 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine with 250 HP with an electric motor mounted on the Focus’s rear axle. The result will be the same performance as the current RS500, but an improved economy and lower CO2 emissions.
When talking about the next RS, Jost Capito said: "We certainly have to guard the RS badge and its motorsport heritage very carefully. We won’t put an RS badge on any type of car; it has to have a race or rally link."