Despite no official details or pricing released, Ford UK has received 1000 customer orders for the Ford Focus RS following its conceptual debut at British International Motor Show in July. It was announced at BIMS that the Focus RS would be available in early 2009. So far 40 per cent of the applicants requested the unique Electric Green shade of the London Show vehicle. Other popular requests were Frozen White and Electric Blue.
Powering the new Ford Focus RS is a specially developed 300PS version of Ford’s Duratec 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine making 440Nm of torque. 0-100km/h is under 6.0 seconds and top speed is +260 km/h.