Drivers of the Ford Focus RS have something special to anticipate: representatives at Ford Performance recently revealed that a new calibration for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is in progress, offering an extra perk for those desiring a burst of additional power. Although the current model's 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder provides 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft torque across all of its wheels, as well as a 0-60 mph time that clocks in under five seconds, the team at Ford wants to account for drivers who are willing (and eager) to push the boundaries a little further. Learn more about the Focus RS in the video below:
A look at the Ford Mustang EcoBoost upgrade provides some valuable clues as to what we may expect with the Focus RS' new calibration, since Ford's representatives have been agonizingly quiet about the details. The Mustang EcoBoost's improved power package increases its hp and lb-ft numbers to 335 and 390, respectively; the torque, in particular, ends up only 10 lb-ft shy of the stock Mustang GT's digits. Considering that the Focus RS already boasts more torque and power than the Mustang, we can only wait in suspense to see if the improved calibration will make gains that parallel the GT's.
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Getting behind the wheel, revving a hoss of an engine, taking to the open road and streamlining her curves – it’s the beauty of driving a high quality performance vehicle. The demand for these high-octane experiences continues to grow across the globe, and Ford Motor Company is counting itself among the growing favorite brands among younger, more affluent car buyers.
Thinking of buying a 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 or a 2017 Ford 350R Mustang? You’ll have to think of another plan or hold off until the 2018 models release, because Ford has already sold out of the 2017 model year for both. Good thing Ford Focus RS is now available globally for the first time ever. Oh, wait, no… the 2017 model is also sold out – everywhere.
Don’t fret, though. There are still plenty of stylish, full-caliber Ford performance vehicles available. Previous model years are nothing to sneeze at, undoubtedly. The Ford Mustang was the world’s best selling sports coupe in 2015. And, exciting news, the brand-new Ford F-150 Raptor will arrive in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of 2017, followed by a first-time-ever release to China. The Ford GT will release late in 2016 and more than 6,500 consumers have already applied to own the first 500 cars.
“Ford’s commitment to performance leadership continues, with Ford on track to deliver 12 new performance vehicles promised by the end of the decade,” says Dave Pericak, global director for Ford Performance.
Moral of the story: Ford Motor Company is making a huge impact on the performance vehicle market and, if you want to be a part of it, you’d better submit your application for the 2018 models now!