So remember back in May AutoExpress reported that Ford will be cancelling the next-generation Ford Focus RS that was to arrive in 2008 due to CO2 emissions standards? Well they were wrong. CarMagazine caught a black mule headed to NÃ¼rburgring this week which seems to be the next-generation Ford Focus RS.
CarMagazine sources are saying that the next-generation Ford Focus RS will be powered by a 2.5 liter engine found in the current ST with a six-speed gearbox with a Volvo made all-wheel-drive system. Expect the car to develop 300 horsepower with the ability to do 0-62mph in 5 seconds flat with a top speed of 165 mph. You can also expect a turbocharger with larger intercooler and oil cooler and reinforced con-rods.
The next-generation Ford Focus RS will show up in a concept version at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show with the real thing set to arrive late next year.
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