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Ford Focus RS is On! (Soon)

Company says it has a “strong desire” to build the high-performance compact.

Up till now, Ford has been quite wishy-washy in regards toconfirming an upcoming RS performance version of its popular Focus compact, bringing thehalo car of the former generation back to life in the new Focus hatchback. However, it seems the company is now highly determined to bring this hot-hatch to marketas early as 2016, with officials telling Auto Express that “We have a richheritage of RS cars, and we’re not about to let any competitors overtake us inthat respect.”

According to various rumors, the 2016 Focus RS wouldincorporate the Mustang’s 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine,which could be tuned to produce up to 350 horsepower. The car will ride on aweight-reducing front-wheel drive platform and electronic differential. Withthe company’s “strong desire” to produce the exciting hatch, we expect to havemore news about it shortly.

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