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2015-06-26: Ford Reveals 350 PS Output for All-New Focus RS @ Goodwood Festival of Speed



• All-new Ford Focus RS delivers 350 PS maximum power from specially engineered 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine
• High-performance hatchback makes global public dynamic debut driven by Ken Block at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
• Advanced technologies include innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Drive Modes – including industry-first Drift Mode – and Launch Control
• Ford Focus RS is among 12 new performance vehicles Ford will offer through 2020 globally

Ford today announced that the all-new Focus RS high-performance hatchback will deliver a maximum power output of 350 PS. The Ford Performance-developed model features a unique version of the new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that debuted with the all-new Ford Mustang.

Ford will demonstrate the performance of the all-new Focus RS to the public for the first time at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, U.K., where Ken Block – Gymkhana and World Rallycross star – will tackle the famous Hillclimb at the wheel of a prototype car.

“We promised enthusiasts a serious driving machine and, with 350 PS under the hood, that is exactly what we will deliver,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “The stunning pace and innovative technology of the all-new Focus RS place it head-to-head with performance models from luxury and exotic marques, and it’s ready for the challenge.”

With Focus RS, Ford is introducing its Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring. The innovative system helps delivers a new level of handling capability and driver enjoyment by combining outstanding traction and grip with unmatched agility and cornering speed.

The Focus RS is the first Ford RS model equipped with selectable Drive Modes – including an industry-first Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts – and Launch Control.

High-performance EcoBoost powertrain specially engineered for RS
The new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine for the all-new Focus RS shares its fundamental structure with the all-aluminium four-cylinder engine in the all-new Ford Mustang. The engine has been significantly upgraded for the Focus RS to deliver 10 per cent more power with 350 PS maximum output.

Increased power is generated by a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with larger compressor that delivers significantly greater air flow, along with a much bigger intercooler to maximise charge density. Engine breathing also is enhanced through a less restrictive intake design, and a large-bore high performance exhaust system with an electronically controlled valve in the tailpipe that helps optimise the balance of back pressure and noise output.

The cylinder head is produced from an upgraded alloy material capable of withstanding higher temperatures, while the cylinder block employs stronger high-tensile cast iron liners.

Engine cooling also has been given the highest priority, with engineers creating additional space within the front of the vehicle to house a significantly larger radiator pack – the biggest ever fitted to a Focus – which provides the level of cooling demanded for intense circuit driving.

Meticulous calibration work has ensured that the power unit delivers excellent low-end responsiveness with a powerful mid-range pull, climbing to a free-revving top-end up to a maximum rev limit of 6,800 rpm. Maximum torque of 440 Nm is delivered between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm, with 470 Nm available for up to 15 seconds on transient overboost during hard acceleration.

Inspiring performance demands an inspiring soundtrack. Ford Performance engineers have tuned the RS to deliver a rewarding and sporty sound character during spirited driving, with the distinctive burbles and pops that are a RS signature.

“This very special 2.3-litre EcoBoost unit will inspire drivers as they feel the surge of the turbo, and reward them as they take it to the red line – all delivered with a visceral sound guaranteed to put a smile on your face,” Pericak said.

Developed by a team of Ford Performance engineers in Europe and the U.S., the all-new Focus RS is the third generation of Focus RS cars, following models launched in 2002 and 2009. The 30th car to wear the legendary RS badge, the Focus RS will be built in Saarlouis, Germany.

Focus RS is one of 12 new performance vehicles Ford will bring to customers globally through 2020 as part of a new era of Ford performance, and will be available for delivery to European customers from early 2016.

Källa: Ford Motor Company
     P-A Gustafsson a.k.a Focus RS

2015-06-16: Ford visar tävlingsversionen av GT



Ford drar täcket av supersportbilen GT i tävlingsversion – ska köras i nästa års upplaga av Le Mans.

Artikel: LÄNK
Källa: Robin Törnros, Teknikens Värld

     P-A Gustafsson a.k.a Focus RS

2015-06-16: Ford hemliga plan – massor av sportvagnar



Lagom till starten av årets Le Mans 24H släppte Ford nyheten om sin kommande 600-hästars sportvagn, Ford GT. Och den ska tävla mycket snart …

Artikel: LÄNK
Källa: Thomas Berggren, Auto Motor & Sport

     P-A Gustafsson a.k.a Focus RS

2015-06-16: Provkörning av Ford S-Max 2,0 TDCi 180



Efter åtta produktionsår är det dags för avlösning för Fords populära mpv S-Max. Nya modellen delar teknik med *Mondeo, baserad på Fords globala CD-plattform. Bilarna tillverkas på samma fabrik i Valencia, Spanien.

Artikel: LÄNK
Källa: Hans Hedberg, Teknikens Värld

     P-A Gustafsson a.k.a Focus RS

2015-06-08: Ford to Announce Significant Performance News This Week



• Ford this week is making a major Ford Performance news announcement via live‑streamed media conference
• Bill Ford, executive chairman will host the event with Mark Fields, president and CEO; and Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development

COLOGNE, Germany, June 8, 2015 – Ford this week is making a news announcement regarding Ford Performance at 15:00 CET (09:00 EST, 21:00 CST) on Friday.

Ford Executive Chairman, Bill Ford; President and CEO Mark Fields; and Group Vice President of Global Product Development Raj Nair, will be joined by special guests for an event that will be live-streamed around the world.

The news conference will be available to view live at http://bit.ly/FordPerformanceSpecialEvent where an automated calendar entry for the June 12 event is now available.

Broadcasters please note the conference will be available from BT Tower at 15:00-15:30 CET/13:00-13:30 GMT (HD – ref: HD/LOG/C 113) (SD – ref: ARQIVA 71).

Källa: Ford Motor Company AB

     P-A Gustafsson a.k.a Focus RS

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