Just How Much Power Will the Focus RS Make?

By -

2016 Ford Focus RS

There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a fan of Ford performance with the Ford Focus RS. The new performance all-wheel drive technology will make its way into other cars. Heck, the car even has a drift mode! But one of the big unknowns is how much horsepower the car is actually going to make.

CHECK OUT: The Focus RS is Coming and It Has a Drift Button

When people from Ford talk about the car’s horsepower, they either say “in excess of” or “way in excess of” 315 horsepower. That 315 number is significant, because that’s how much horsepower the Mustang EcoBoost makes with its version of the 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

2016 Ford Focus RS

To me, “way in excess of 315 horsepower” would mean somewhere in the 350 horsepower range. That’s an easily obtainable number, because tuners are making more than that with simple upgrades on the 2.0L EcoBoost in the Focus ST. But how much power is Ford going to crank it up to?

Part of that may depend on how well the all-wheel drive system handles the power. Since it’s a complete unknown at this point, we don’t know if it has power or torque restrictions preventing Ford from cranking up the boost.

2016 Ford Focus RS

All I know for sure is that if the Focus RS’s horsepower is 320, that’s not “way in excess” of anything! Hopefully we’ll find out soon!

How much power do you think it’s going to make? Let us know in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

Comments ()