Ford’s Performance Division has finally released the performance specs for the new, 2016 Ford Focus RS. With 350 horsepower at its disposal, the hot hatch can sprint to 62 mph in under 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 165 mph.
More specifically, the 2016 Ford Focus RS is powered by a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine that produces 324 lb-ft. (440 Nm) of torque between 2,000 to 4,500 rpm, in addition to the aforementioned 345-hp (350 PS). An overboost function allows it to increase torque to 347 lb-ft. (470 Nm) for 15 seconds.
The turbo four shares most of its structure and components with the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine found under the hood of the Ford Mustang but has been upgraded with a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with a larger compressor, enhanced air intake design, and a large-bore high-performance exhaust.
Equipped with a launch control system, a six-speed manual transmission and a new all-wheel-drive system, the new Focus RS is capable of blazing from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.7 seconds on route to a top speed of 165 mph (266 km/h), making it the fastest-accelerating RS model to date.
A drive mode selector allows the driver to custom-tailor the car’s performance, configuring the all-wheel drive system, damper controls, electronic stability control, steering and engine responses, and exhaust sound accordingly. Four modes are available: Normal, Sport, Track and a special drift mode that lets the driver achieve controlled oversteer drifts at the track.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, what do you really think about the new, 2016 Ford Focus RS? Let us know in the comments below.
2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Can Tow Up To 37,000 Pounds (16,800 Kg)
The company is claiming the ‘king of towing’ title.
Ford has announced the towing and payload figures for the 2020 F-Series Super Duty lineup, and they are impressive.
Trucks equipped with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine have maximum gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds (16,782 kg), maximum fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds (14,741 kg), and maximum conventional towing of 24,200 pounds (10,976 kg), all of which are best in class.
The 6.7L diesel V8 produces 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful diesel engine that Ford has ever built.
For those who prefer a gasoline mill instead, there is also a 7.3-liter V8 that makes 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft. of torque, offering best-in-class power in the gasoline segment.
Finally, the base 6.2-liter engine puts out 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. It’s not the most powerful engine, but it nevertheless achieves a segment-leading payload rating of 7,850 pounds (3,560 kg).
“To put the capability of Super Duty into perspective, its maximum available towing figure means a properly configured F-450 could tow about as much weight as 31 American quarter horses at 1,200 pounds,” Ford stated. “That is one big trailer.”
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Does 0-100-0 mph in 10.6 seconds
The new Shelby GT500 is a beast, but you probably already knew that.
Ford has released more 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 performance details, with the most impressive being that it can go from 0-100-0 mph in only 10.6 seconds.
In other words, this monster can accelerate from 0 to 100 mph (161 km/h) and then brake to a complete stop in under 11 seconds without skipping a beat.
Power for the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 comes from a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces 760 horsepower and 625 ft.-lb. of torque. A Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that can upshift as quick as 80 milliseconds sends all that power to the rear wheels, allowing for some serious acceleration. There are five drive modes that Ford says provides “ultra-smooth road shifts in normal mode to forceful powershifts in drag mode.”
The Mustang Shelby GT500 is also able to stop on a dime thanks to massive 16.5-inch front rotors, which Ford says are the largest placed on a domestic sports coupe.
Pricing for the ‘most powerful street-legal Ford ever made’ starts at $73,995 in the United States.
Watch The Electric Ford F-150 Pull Over 1 Million Pounds
The electric F-150 will be built “Ford tough” and shouldn’t have any problem with power.
Ford has posted a video highlighting the pulling power of its all-electric F-150 prototype.
The video shows the electric F-150 tow 10 double-decker rail cars and 42 2019 F-150s, with a combined weight of more than 1 million pounds (453,592 kg).
“Ford has confirmed it will bring an all-electric F-150 to market,” the company stated. “This will be in addition to the all-new F-150 Hybrid that goes on sale next year. Both electrified models will have the toughness, capability, and innovation that F-150 customers have come to expect.”
The F-150 Hybrid will go on sale sometime in 2020, but the precise timing for the electric F-150 remains unclear. Exact specs are also under wraps, but we do know Ford’s workhorse will be “built Ford tough.”