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http://www.carscoops.com/2015/10/sizzling-hot-ford-focus-rs-to-feature.html



Ford has announced that their 2016 Focus RS hot hatch will debut a stall recovery system which pushes the clutch back in so that drivers no longer need to shift into neutral and restart the engine manually in case of a stall.

While discussing stop-start technology in the RS, Tyrone Johnson, engineering & vehicle manager, Ford Performance Europe said the team looked to take things one step further and control "engine stall at launch using the same technology."

He also said that the Stall Recovery feature is as quick to act as their start-stop technology which makes it not only useful but also extremely practical.

In terms of power, the Focus RS will feature 350 PS and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) when the overboost function is engaged, which is up to 15 seconds during hard acceleration.

Starting with the Focus RS, Ford plans to unveil more than 12 high-performance models worldwide through the year 2020. Having whet our appetite not once, but twice, things look very promising indeed.
 

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We need a baby Ford GT!

Production of the Ford GT is going to be limited, so a baby Ford GT could fill in for the volume part of performance.
 

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That is quite a few. Are all of these going to be RS models? Any idea what all these models are going to be?
Well so far they have the Mustang GT350 and 350R. next year the Raptor and the RS. Maybe they consider the ST cars in that list too. After that?
 

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Well so far they have the Mustang GT350 and 350R. next year the Raptor and the RS. Maybe they consider the ST cars in that list too. After that?
I'm pretty sure the ST's are included. I expect a non-AWD Fiesta RS and another SHO, possibly a Fusion SHO. I also think we will see the re-introduction of the Ranger in North American markets with a "raptor" style version. Finally something to compete with the Hellcat SUV's in the Explorer line.
 

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I'm pretty sure the ST's are included. I expect a non-AWD Fiesta RS and another SHO, possibly a Fusion SHO. I also think we will see the re-introduction of the Ranger in North American markets with a "raptor" style version. Finally something to compete with the Hellcat SUV's in the Explorer line.
They're going to do the Kuga/Escape as an ST or RS as well...
 

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RS seems to be pushing it to be but ST is the perfect addition to the Escape, just the little extra it needs especially since Nissan dropped the Nismo Juke... which for a micro-niche product seems to have done fairly well.
 
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