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Ford teases next-generation Focus RS

Ford teases next-generation Focus RS image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Ford | posted January 22, 2015 11:57

To be fully revealed on February 3, 2015

The the Ford Motor Company has recently released a teaser video of the next-generation Focus RS; a high performance model scheduled to be revealed on February 3, 2015.

The teaser video highlights handling prowess of the Ford Focus RS; the automaker stated early in the video that the ESP and traction control systems have been turned off when it was being tested by professional drivers in Belgium and in the USA.

Exterior-wise, the bodywork still resembles the current generation Focus on sale today but the upcoming RS does have a camouflaged front end.

The official powertrain of the new Ford Focus RS has yet to be revealed as well. The previous generation used a modified 2.5-liter five-cylinder Volvo engine that was also found on the previous ST. It had 305 PS with 440 Nm of torque and can go from 0 – 100km/h in 5.9 seconds.