Ford is said to be planning the design and manufacture of more vehicles in the near future. Among them is a new Focus RS Model which would have a turbo-charged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine with 350 PS (257 kW/345 hp) to 380 PS (279 kW/ 375 hp).
The new RS model would remain with its current front-wheel drive strategy and continue to deploy the ‘Revoknuckle’ suspension that allows Ford to put 224 kW through the front wheels without creating excessive torque steer.
Rumours that circulated about the new RS being an all-wheel drive by adopting electric motors to power the rear axle have been denied.
The current RS’s Volvo-sourced 2.5 litre five-cylinder turbo engine has the potential for an upgrade and Ford is trying to get even more out of it. It is hoped that the Focus RS will be launched in 2013.