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Today Ford released the remaining vital specs for the 2016 Focus RS, 0-60 in 4.7 second, 165 mph top end, cost of admission $35,730 + destination.


We already knew Ford was packing the RS with 345 hp and 324 lb-ft of torque, what we didn't know was that the little 2.3L Turbo can kick out 347 lb-ft of torque during 15 seconds of overboost. Peak power comes at 5,900 RPM, just shy of the 6,800 redline, while the torque turns on hard at 2,000 and pulls through 4,500 RPM.

“We promised enthusiasts a serious driving machine and, with 345bhp under the hood, that is exactly what we will deliver,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance.

And helping to deliver those ponies to the pavement are the Launch Control and Drift modes.

So you want to launch the RS. Select LC from the cluster menu, engage first, apply full throttle, let the clutch out and the car will optimise drive, distributing torque across the 4 wheels all while overboosting.

As for the Drift function Ken Block said: "It’s mainly a yaw control. There’s so many electronics on these cars these days to keep the car from doing anything fun that they’re having to put that stuff back in."

Euopean pricing was also announced at €39,000, our friends in Europe will begin taking deliveries early in 2016. While North American cars are expected later in the year. While you wait feel free to fiddle with the official configurator.
 

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345hp was indeed impressive and as usual they'll tune it enough that its easy enough on the engine and not entirely push it too much... makes me wonder how much more tunes can extract.
 

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Any word on Canadian pricing? Or does anyone want to make a speculative guess based on the US pricing?
No word on Canadian pricing, but just for you I did some arithmetic...

Its crude but its a place to start the conversation.

In the US the Focus ST is priced at 68% of the Focus RS MSRP...

In Canada the ST starts at 27K, which would seem to indicate the RS MSRP in Canada is closer to 40K...
 

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No word on Canadian pricing, but just for you I did some arithmetic...

Its crude but its a place to start the conversation.

In the US the Focus ST is priced at 68% of the Focus RS MSRP...

In Canada the ST starts at 27K, which would seem to indicate the RS MSRP in Canada is closer to 40K...
That's fair estimate as Golf R starts $39,995 here in Canada.
If I had to guess, RS would be about $200 cheaper, making it $39,795 base.
 

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That's fair estimate as Golf R starts $39,995 here in Canada.
If I had to guess, RS would be about $200 cheaper, making it $39,795 base.
I spec'd out the RS on US configurator: Frozen White, RS2, moonroof, alloy wheels with super sports total price is $41,680.
Then I spec'd out a Mustang GT until I hit $41,680.
Then on Ford.ca I spec'd out the same mustang exactly Canadian price was $50,427 with no discounts. All speculation at this point but that's not what I was hoping for, a fully loaded STI is US$40,790 and CDN$47,566 but with a lot more room to move on price with the dealer.
 

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Wow, if it's actually in the mid 40's that could be a turn off for a lot of folks, but bound to not keep away some of the true RS followers that have been waiting years for this to happen.
 

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$50k+ out the door, it's going to be steep for some, worth it for others that really want it.

But sure seems to slot into its segment perfectly
yea but thats $50K fully loaded including a high quality set of winter alloys and tires (worth what maybe $3-4K)

Heated seats all round, mirrors and wheel thats another what $2-3K in options...
 
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