It’s a rumbling sound - with the 2017 Focus RS revving down the Washington highway, leaving a trail of chrome-colored smoke in its wake. This is no mere hatchback. This is instead the future of performance, with Ford emphasizing power with every mile.
According to New Atlas, the 2017 Focus RS is a beastly platform. Bolstered by a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, this hot hatch revs to 350 HP. It pairs twin-scroll performance with a high-tensile cast iron design, optimizing every revolution; and its FWD system ensures precise handling, intuitively distributing the 450 lb.-ft of torque as needed to eliminate under-steerage. This pairs with custom drive modes (including Drift and Sport) to allow for seamless track-to-pavement transitions.
With the release of its new RS, Ford is offering drivers the chance to experience pure exhilaration - introducing them to electric line-lock capabilities and launch control tech. Roar down the lane with the press of a button, pushing the sport-tuned suspension to the limits. This platform is a speedster’s delight.
Want to test it out? Come to Sound Ford Renton today to learn more about the 2017 Focus RS (as well as our other hot hatch options).