Ford Reveals Focus RS Details, Photos Ahead Of London DebutRay Wert6/12/08 8:45amFiled to: 2009 ford focus rs2010 Ford Focus RSford Focusford focus rsFocusfocus rsFordNew Cars26EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFord's ripped a page from the Opel playbook, releasing some spy-like photos and early details today on the a new Ford Focus RS. The shots are of a lightly camo'ed prototype undergoing performance and durability testing at Germany's famed Nürburgring. The RS is set for its European market launch in early 2009, Ford confirms the Focus RS will be getting front-wheel-drive with a limited slip diff and feature the same turbocharged Duratec 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine found in the Focus ST, however the RS's Duratec will be optimized to generate over 276 HP and more than 295 lb-ft of torque. We'll be seeing the new Focus RS at the London Motor Show in late July where we're expecting to hear all the details we could ever want about the Ford Focus we don't get over here across the pond — no matter how much we beg for it. Full press release below the jump.