2016 Focus RS Shows Up on Ford Configurator with $35,730 MSRP

The 2016 Ford Focus RS has shown up on the Blue Oval’s configuration, a great occasion for us to learn about its pricing. The car that aims to educate Americans on the hot hatch topic will have an MSRP of $35,730.
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Those prepared to gift their Focus RS with plenty of goodies will have to pay over 40 grand for one, which means Ford’s creation is right where we expected it to be, in the same league with the 2016 Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

Remember, this isn’t your typical front-wheel-drive Euro-imported hot hatch. Unlike its predecessor, the MK3 Focus RS features an AWD system that can deliver up to 70 percent of the power to the rear wheels, while making use of a brake-assisted Torque Vectoring function. And remember, it also have a Drift mode.

As for the times when you want to make the most out the vehicle’s handling, Ford promises the Focus RS will pull over 1Gs on the skidpad.

Speaking of the power, the RS shares its 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo with the Mustang, but the hatchback takes the engine up a notch to 345 hp. This is the kind of car that will keep the driver on his or her toes, using a six-speed stick shift .

The forced-fed heart of the 2016 Focus RS allows the vehicle to complete the 0 to 60 mph sprint in under 4.5 seconds, which puts it on par with AMG’s “45” two-liter turbo AWD models.

Since the 2016 Focus RS will also be available in the US, we’re looking forward to seeing the first units on the street by the end of the year.

Unless Ford decided to change something at a certain point, you can play with the incomplete 2016 Focus RS configurator here.

Hat tip to the FocusRS Forum.
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