Focus on performance

THE Ford Focus RSís 2.3-litre turbocharged four will produce an official 257kW and 440Nm (470Nm on overboost). The company revealed the outputs for its new mega hatch, due here some time in 2016, only weeks after confirming it will re-enter international sportscar racing next year with the Ford GT (see page 27). That means the Focus RS isnít too far shy of the current top tier of hatches represented by the 265kW Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and 270kW Audi RS3. The all-wheel-drive Focus should be capable of a 4.5-sec 0-100km/h sprint.