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Ford reveals just how fast its new Focus RS really is!

2015-09-17 10:41

FASTEST RS YET: Ford says its new uber-hatch, the Focus RS will rocket to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds.Image: Newspress

Cape Town - With the eagerly anticipated Mustang and Ranger stealing attention at Ford, the automaker has unveiled just how fast its new Focus RS really is...

It's blisteringly quick; the new Focus RS will sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds, according to Ford this makes the high-performance hatchback the fastest accelerating RS yet.

The new Focus RS will arrive in South Africa during the first half of 2016.

265km/h top speed

The Focus RS will reach a top speed of 265km/h powered by a specially engineered version of Ford’s new 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine, delivering a maximum power output of 257kW.

The RS will be built in Saarlouis, Germany and is one of 12 performance Ford's due through to 2020.

RS compared to its rivals

How does the RS' 0-100km/h sprint time compare to its rivals:

Volkswagen Golf R - 5.2 seconds

Audi RS 3 - 4.3 seconds

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy - 6.0 seconds

What about a Porsche? Porsche Boxster GTS - 5.0 seconds (manual)

The RS will reach South Africa in the first half of 2016.

Watch the Focus RS hit 100km/h in 4.7 seconds:

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