Good things do indeed come in small packages - with the 2017 Focus RS proving a true track contender. Despite its hatchback profile, this platform delivers staggering performance, leaving every competitor in the dust.
According to the NY Daily News, Ford’s latest hatchback impresses with every rev. The RS embraces a less is more philosophy, connecting drivers to a slim design (172-inches long, 72-inches wide) and low roofline. Once track-fans press the pedal, however, they’re launched past every big-wheeled behemoth. This platform boasts a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder, promising 350 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque. The six-speed manual transmission delivers crisp handling, while an AWD promises full-throttle fun. The Focus is no longer a simple sedan. It’s instead a throaty monster with sport-tuned attitude to spare.
Craving high speeds? The 2017 RS will satisfy every need, yielding best-in-class accelerations:
0 to 60: 4.6 seconds.
50 to 70: 6.3 seconds.
¼ Mile: 13.4 seconds.
Ford delivers a top speed of 165 MPH, enabling drivers to achieve podium performance with every mile. This is the ultimate hatchback.
Want to learn more about the 2017 RS? Visit our dealership today to request further specs and financing information - as well as to schedule a test-drive in one of our current Focus models.