Ford releases the full technical details of its new Focus RS super-hatch
28 January 2009

The official specifications for the new Ford Focus RS have been released, and the car makes the expected full 300bhp from its 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine.

The key stats for the Ford Focus RS are, along with 300bhp, 324lb ft of torque, a top speed of 163mph and 0-62mph in 5.9sec. The Ford Focus RS also manages 30-60mph in fourth gear in just 5.3 seconds.

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The five-cylinder engine in the Ford Focus RS produces full power at 6500rpm, while all the torque is available between 2300rpm and 4500rpm.

The Ford Focus RS weighs 1467kg, and manages a combined fuel consumption of 30.5mpg, with 225g/km of CO2.

Standard wheels are 19-inch alloys with 235/35 Continental tyres.

Under the skin the Ford Focus RS has Macpherson strut suspension at the front with Ford’s patented RevoKnuckle mounts, which the firm claims helps to eliminate torque steer from the front-drive car.

At the rear there’s a modified version of the Focus’s Control Blade unequal-length independent suspension and a larger anti-roll bar.

Dan Stevens

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