Ford has pulled the wraps off the production version of the Ford Focus RS just months after making its first appearance at the British Motor Show.

Ford has pulled the wraps off the production version of the Ford Focus RS just months after the concept made its first appearance at the British Motor Show.

Power comes from a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine which produces 296bhp, allowing the RS to reach 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.9 seconds. Top speed will be limited to 155 mph (244 km/h) but in theory if the limiter was removed the car could easily surpass 160 mph (257 km/h). Of course a sports car needs more than just power so Ford added a limited-slip differential, threw in a specifically tuned sports suspension which limits torque steer, reduced the ride height, and equipped it with bigger brakes.

As with other hot hatches the RS features a sporty exterior that includes a black grille, hood vents, a rear spoiler, rear diffuser, dual exhaust, and 19-inch wheels. The interior features Recaro seats with body-color accents, carbon fiber trim, and an aluminum gearshift.

So far Ford has over 1,500 orders for the new RS in the UK where it will be priced under £25,000.

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