The first official pictures of the new Ford Focus have found their way onto my screen. Asides from the pretty colors on it, there will be 300 little horses under the hood. That is always nice to hear, but we can hope to get some more ponies, cause the car is still in development.
Changes are both on the outside and on the interior. Two bonnet louvres, needed to keep the turbocharged Duratec 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine in the right temperature, the wider wheel arches, for the 40 mm wider track, Recaro seats, for a better driving experience, will be just a part of the make-up for our car.
And let’s not forget, it will reach 100hm/h in less than 6 seconds.
The Focus will keep its front wheel drive system but will receive a Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing limited-slip differential and the brand-new “RevoKnuckle”, a new front suspension system to avoid torque steer.
I just can’t wait to see this little piece of modern technology and maybe if I am lucky, put my foot on the pedal and my hands on the steering wheel. It will definitely deserve a test drive, don’t you think? (on a race track).