As we see other automakers tease their latest hot hatches, or demonstrate them in Hondas case, Ford responds with its own salvo of tantalizing teasers.
While still missing those elusive horsepower and torque figures, the latest word from Dearborn has Ford wrangling every last drop of available power from the little 2.3L 4 cylinder. Of course this is likely carefully crafted marketing speak, as we all know, no factory is going to debut an engine right on the edge of its performance threshold, the internals would prove FAR too unreliable over the lifetime of a performance vehicle.
Also coming from Dearborn this week was an admission that Ford WILL build an automatic RS should the demand be there, by automatic they likely mean DCT despite the issues they've had with the Focus ST.
Lastly it has been rumoured that the RS would be offered to North Americans in almost artificially low quantities, hopefully we can put that to bed today. Ford has said that they're expecting the US as the largest market for the RS.