Ford is keeping mum on a few details regarding its upcoming Focus RS model. Look forward to 280 bhp of raw, front-wheel driven Ford. Live pictures will emerge at the London Motor Show in July 2008.
We’ve heard confirmation of a Ford Focus RS model, and we’ve seen the teaser pics floating around. But do we have the specs, do we have anything physical to go on, a tyre thread, a steering wheel, anything? Nope. We have this photograph. Plus the teaser image that’s already been published.
London Motor Show in July is the place to be if you want to check out the entire detail. Of course some time before then WCF would have supplied technical specs, as usual. But for now we have to rely on crumbs thrown down from the engineering insiders’ table at Ford that firstly the Focus RS will not be 4WD but front-wheel-driven. This alone is probably enough to make it a Mazda3 MPS rival more than a Subaru STI foe. But wait, there’s more. Looks like we’ll be coming in at under 300 bhp – 280 bhp speculated on this one! It’s a lot sure, but again, STI places 300 horses on its back, with an additional 8 horses just in case.
FWD of course makes sense up until around 320 bhp where 4WD must be used. Otherwise you can stick to rear-wheel-driven motors. We are hoping for 4WD and that magical 300-plus horses from the 2.5-litre turbo, and there’s still time to effect the necessary changes before the RS hits the market.