Ford of Europe has already announced the pricing on the 2009 Ford Focus RS for the European market but for some reason the automaker was compelled to keep most of the official technical specs under the wraps until now. Quite frankly, we could care less about the new details since the core details have been released for some time now. What we’re more concerned with is the video and the new batch of images that came with the release.
But first let’s get some of the technical details out of the way: The 2009 Ford Focus RS officially produces 305-ps (300-hp) and a peak torque of 440Nm (324 lb-ft) form its 2.5L 5-cylinder Duratec engine with a large Borg Warner K16 turbocharger. Mated to a 6-speed transmission that 2009 Focus RS can achieve a 0 to 62 mph run in just 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 163 mph. Stopping power comes from large 336mm x 30mm, ventilated front discs with single 60mm piston calipers, supported by 302mm x 11mm rear discs. That allows the Focus RS to go from 62 mph to a complete stop in 114 feet.
Oh and we’re sure you want to know what kind of fuel-economy you’ll be getting with this high-performing hatchback. Ford says that combined fuel-economy is estimated at a combined 30.5 mpg which is 25 mpg on the stateside. Speaking of stateside – we really hope that Ford will soon bring the 2009 Focus RS to U.S. roads.
Follow the jump to see a video of the 2009 Ford Focus RS in action along with an updated high-res image gallery.
2009 Ford Focus RS:
2009 Ford Focus RS in Action: