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Ford Focus RS Makes World Debut in Geneva

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/4/2015 Scott Burgess
Ford Focus RS Makes World Debut in Geneva

Ford focused on performance at the Geneva motor show on Tuesday with a dizzying display of the past and future. Ford rolled out the new GT for its European debut and then the Focus RS for its first worldwide showing.

As the dramatic music cued up, a group of cars representing Ford's past glory, including a 1965 Mustang and 2005 Ford GT, revved up and began circling a small track in front of the media, filling the air with excitement and heavy exhaust fumes. Then came a parade of present-day performance vehicles ranging from the Fiesta ST to the V-8-powered Mustang GT, which is now available in Europe.

The new Ford GT was the highlight of the conference, but the Ford Focus RS also dazzled with its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine making more than 315 hp and new all-wheel drive system. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4, which also appears in the Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC, is tuned specifically for the Focus RS, utilizing a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with a larger compressor, as well as a bigger intercooler and less restrictive exhaust and intake systems. The all-wheel drive system uses brake-based torque vectoring, and can send up to 70 percent of the Focus RS' torque to the rear axle, and up to 100 percent of that to either wheel.

There's still no word on exactly how much power the Focus RS makes, but the car is still slated for a U.S. introduction sometime soon.

Check out images of the Focus RS below.

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