According to Wards Auto the Focus RS is nearing the start of production!
The first cars should be in American hands by Spring 2016. “We are not dumbing the car down for North America,” said Joel Hameedi, Ford Performance chief engineer. “We get the same tuning as Europe.”
Hameedi also says that the RS excksuive front/rear subframe braces and structural foam adds 9% torsional rigidity vs the ST. A further 23% over the standard Focus.
We're not sure of Saarlouis' official first date of production (for customer cars) but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.