2016 Ford Focus RS price leaks, puts a smile on everyone’s faces

There is a glorious gap between supercars and standard cars, where nimble, devilish, turbo-powered beasts reside. This is exactly where Ford has plopped the new Focus RS. The release price has been accidentally leaked on the Ford website where it was quickly screen-grabbed before taken down.

Fortunately for prospective buyers, the 2016 RS seems to be in reach.Car and Driver reports that it will possibly cost somewhere around US$36 605, excluding the add-ons.

That’s not a bad price tag considering the 320 horsepower underneath the Ford’s bonnet.

Read more: Why the new Ford Focus RS’ Drift Mode is awesome…and incredibly important

The old Focus ST comes with 252 horsepower, a 2.3 litre turbocharged four-cylinder. The RS also comes with a six-speed manual gearbox to back its 2.3-litre EcoBoost four cylinder engine that will hit 100km/h in less than five seconds.

The engine is in fact pretty similar to the one available in the Mustang, but produces over 10% more power thanks to a new turbocharger, upgraded intake and exhaust, and a larger radiator (the largest ever fitted to a Focus).

Have you ever heard of a “overboost function” which allows for a maximum of 347 lb-ft for up to 15 seconds? Well, if you haven’t, make the accelerator kiss the floor and just see what happens.

Focus RS inside

Image by Smoothgroover22 via Flickr

The RS features a larger turbo compressor, a larger intercooler, a freer-flowing intake, and a bigger-diameter performance exhaust system with an active valve in the tailpipe. If those specs made no sense to you, check out this video below and listen up:

Of course, the 2016 RS also introduces an incredibly important drift mode, which we’re all looking forward to.

Image: Smoothgroover22 via Flickr



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