The new 2016 Ford Focus RS is seriously determined to be the absolute king of all hot hatches. This eagerness to prove itself damn nearly caused the RS to crash at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Turns out even all-wheel-drive is not really enough to contain 350 horsepower in a small hatchback.
In this video you will get to hear the cool soundtrack of the 2.3 liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-pot in the 2016 Ford Focus RS. The hill climb section is done in the famous drift mode that enables the all-wheel-drive Ford to hang its tail out like a rear-drive machine:
The spiritual successor to the 1970 Escort RS1600, the turbocharged Sierra RS Cosworth of 1985, and the four-wheel-drive 1992 Escort RS Cosworth, the 2016 Ford Focus RS boasts a Ford Performance AWD system is based on twin electronically-controlled clutch packs on each side of the rear drive unit. That, combined with the 350 hp EcoBoost engine, makes this car a road-going WRC car that anyone can drive fast and enjoy.
The highlights of the engine include a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with larger compressor that delivers significantly greater air flow, a much bigger intercooler to maximise charge density, a less restrictive intake design, and a large-bore high performance exhaust system with an electronically controlled valve in the tailpipe.