The Ford Focus RS Will Have 350 Horsepower, 350 Pound-Feet Of Torque

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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.

Oh, and you won’t look like an idiot when you’re trying to impress everyone with your fully sikkkkkk drifts y0, as it’s got anti-stall technology on it. Use your fists and feet of ham to make the car go kaput, and it’ll automatically kick the clutch in for you.


(UPDATE: According to a Ford spokesman, it doesn’t exactly just kick the clutch in. If you stall, you just drop the clutch yourself and the starter motor will automatically turn the car back on. You can even leave it in gear.)

And all of that is pretty great, because we now live in a world where a Ford Focus has the same amount of power as a fifth-generation Corvette. Except this one might just be even faster.


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