2016 Ford Focus RS Arriving in Plano, Texas Soon
Ford has started production this month on the highly anticipated 2016 Ford Focus RS performance hatchback in Germany. The new hot hatch is set to hit your local Ford dealer in Plano, TX this spring, and prospective buyers can already customize their own at Ford’s website. The 350 hp Focus RS joins the popular and critically acclaimed Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST, rounding out the compact Ford performance car lineup.
A specially engineered version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine powers the Focus RS, allowing it to get to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, making it the fastest Ford RS model ever. An innovative all-wheel drive system with Dynamic Torque Vectoring helps drivers deliver that power to the pavement, and brings a new level of handling and grip to the Focus.
The 2016 Focus RS will get four selectable drive modes to adjust shock tuning, stability control, engine and steering response and exhaust sound. Selectable modes include Normal, Sport, Track or a special Drift mode that allows for easier controlled oversteer drifts under track conditions.
The braking system is also advanced on the Focus RS, with dedicated ducts on the front fascia and twin “jet tunnels” in the underbody with airflow guides on the lower suspension arms to help cool the brakes. The large front Brembo disc brakes feature aerodynamically optimized ventilation fins for better cooling as well, which helps reduce brake fade under hard braking.
In late 2016 the all-new EcoBoost powered F-150 Raptor and Ford GT supercar are set to go into production. Along with the recently introduced Shelby GT350 and GT350R, Ford will have more dedicated performance vehicles than nearly any other automaker.
For more information about the 2016 Ford Focus RS and other Ford performance vehicles, visit us at Five Star Ford of Plano and check out our extensive online inventory.