Ford left some gaping holes in the story when it unveiled the Focus RS at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year – starting with the number of ponies it planned to pack under the hood.
Sure, something “well in excess of 315 horsepower” got our attention. But we stood up and took notice when we received word today that the precise number will be 345 horsepower – and 324 pound-feet of torque. Oh, and did we mention that the turbocharged EcoBoost engine will be capable of bumping that up to 347 lb-ft for 15 seconds at a time?
That should make for an interesting launch at the stoplight or a great run down the straights for anyone who might have the chance to log some track time in the new Ford Focus RS. (more…)