2016 Focus RS starts at $36k, 0-60 in 4.7 seconds

Ford has finally given us some information on the all new Focus RS! We already know its a turbo-4 with all-wheel-drive and torque vectoring. But, until today (Sep. 16) we didn’t know the most important part, the price. The new Focus RS is going to start at $36,605 in the US, which is slightly more than Subaru’s 2016 WRX STI ($34k), and Volkswagen’s Golf R ($36.5k).

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What do I get if I choose the Focus RS over the STI? You get an extra 45 horsepower (350), which gives you a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds compared to the STI’s 5.1 seconds. Thats a lot of performance for $36k, the RS will outrun the Golf R too. The new RS is said to have 350 lb-ft of torque as well.

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Not only will the RS be faster than its rivals at a drag strip, thanks to its torque vectoring, and performance tuned suspension, it’ll be way faster in the twisties. On top of all of that, it’ll have an industry first “drift mode”, which presumably will send almost all its power to the rear wheels.2016-ford-focus-rs-official-photos-and-info-news-car-and-driver-photo-654997-s-original

North American models are set to land in spring of 2016. We have a feeling that Ford dealerships will be littered with STi’s, Evo’s, and Golf R’s that are trading in for the all new RS.

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Bryce is a die hard car fanatic. When he's not working on his Jeep Cherokee, he's beating it up in the desert. He started Dust Runners Automotive Journal in 2014 and continues to write content for it as much as possible.

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  1. Typical American product introduction. Introduce a new competitor into a well established market and price it higher then the competitors. Ford dealerships won’t be littered with STIs or Evos by any stretch of the imagination. Two things to consider. 1 is thatthe performance figures are probably going to be almost identical in the real world. The second is who will take a risk on a unproven car when to do so will cost you a large 2k premium.
    Ford has another short lived model on its hand. They should have done the smart thing and started 2k under the competition until they were proven in this bracket.

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