American fans of the so-called 'Hot Hatch' segment of high performance cars have waited a long time for the Blue Oval to bring a European style pocket rocket stateside, and their wait has not been in vain. The worlds hottest hatchback is on its way as Ford Motor Company announced that production of the 2016 Focus RS began in Germany on January 15th and U.S. deliveries will begin this Spring! With its 350 hp turbo EcoBoost driving all four wheels AND the infamous 'Drift Mode' this lil pocket rocket will be the years most exciting launch for sure!
From AutoNews.com: "The 350-hp, all-wheel-drive five-door RS has never been offered in North America. The car has a cult following among the fast and furious crowd of import-oriented performance car buyers. They’ve been pestering Ford to sell the car here for years.Ford says the RS arrives in the U.S. this spring with a starting price of $36,605, which includes an $875 shipping charge. Its main competition will be limited-edition performance cars such as Subaru’s WRX STi and Volkswagen’s Golf R, both of which also have sticker prices in the mid-$30s. The RS sports a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission that drives all four wheels all the time. The all-wheel-drive system features dynamic torque vectoring that changes the amount of power sent to each wheel based on speed and direction. The system helps the car maintain maximum grip when driven aggressively." Raceway Ford has open RS orders available RIGHT NOW but they won't be open long! Stop in today to reserve yours! Read the entire post HERE.