We all remember when Kim K said she was going to 'break the Internet' and did manage to grab tons of attention however today's announcement seems to have a better chance of actually overwhelming the web, and the folks at Ford couldn't be happier!
The initial rumors were impressive enough with the estimated output of this hot little hatchback being thought to be around the 330 horsepower range. Knowing that the available power would be driving all four wheels and features like a mysterious 'drift mode' would also be coming were the kind of stuff performance buyers dream of. After the first glimpse the numbers edged up, 340 and then 345 hp rumors swirled and anticipation rose.... Today the official power figures were released from Ford Performance and the Internet went wild!
"The 2016 Ford Focus RS
is set to be a drift king—it even has a button for getting sideways. But now we know that to help with the slidey bits, the little but nut will pump out a ridiculous 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, which is way more than the initially-anticipated 320 HP
, and up even from recent figures of 345 horses.All that boost is served up surprisingly down low for a car with 23.2 pounds per square inch of it, according to Ford, with peak torque coming smack in the middle at just 3,200 RPM. And you’ve still got over 3,000 RPM to go once you hit that sweet spot, as it’ll redline at 6,800 RPM"
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