Posted October 10, 2018 11:53:08 A decade ago, the Ford Focus RS was the world’s most desirable luxury car.
Now the Ford GT is back, and it’s better than ever.
We’ve got the inside scoop on what makes the Ford’s 2017 Mustang so different from the original RS, and why you should pick up one of the most sought-after cars of the last 30 years.
Ford Focus and Ford GT Reviewer: Mike Sowers Editor: Paul De La TorreThe new Ford Focus comes with the same powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the previous model, but Ford has tuned the engine’s performance to suit its 2018 Focus RS trim.
The new engine features an 890-hp, 6,300-lb-ft turbocharged flat-six engine and is rated at 255 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The Focus RS is the first Mustang in nearly a decade to offer this engine option, and its performance is just as impressive as the original model.
The car is capable of delivering more than 2,000 horsepower and 2,500 lb-force of torque, with a claimed 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds.
The Ford Focus has a claimed top speed of 210 mph.
The 2019 Focus RS will be available in two different colors, red and black.
The 2018 Ford Focus will arrive in the United States on March 7, 2019.
The 2017 Ford Focus is available in five models: GT, GT3, GT4, RS, SLS.
The GT version of the Focus RS has an all-wheel drive system that features active dampers, a paddle shifter, a shift lever, and a power steering system that can shift up to 5,500 rpm.
The RS model adds all-new technology and performance features.
The engine is rated for 255 horsepower.
A new suspension design features a more pronounced underbody, wider wheels, and revised brake calipers and brake pads.
The wheels feature Michelin Pilot Super Sport technology, while the rear wing has been upgraded.
The front and rear tires feature Pirelli Diablo Super Sport and Pirellis Super Sport.
The new Focus RS features a four-wheel independent suspension with active damping, a rear subframe that is adjustable to 50 degrees, a longer wheelbase, and an active roll cage.
The suspension system is available with six-piston calipers, six-spoke Michelin Monza wheels, 18-inch forged alloy wheels, six Pirella tires, and carbon ceramic brakes.
The exterior color is black with a silver roof spoiler and the interior features a white center console with black stitching.
The rear end features a black hood, spoiler, and rear diffuser.
The Focus RS comes standard with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a manual transmission.
A 6.5-inch touchscreen steering wheel with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is available.
A manual transmission option is available for an additional $1,000.
A rear view camera with a 4K Ultra HD video camera is available, and the Focus will be offered in both black and red trim.
There is a 6.2-inch LCD dash with LED indicators, and four-zone climate control with a four zone climate control function.
The cabin features a seven-spire aluminum alloy wheels with black paint, and leather seats with leather inserts.
The 2019 Ford Focus R comes standard in a three-color option, with the red trim offering all-season tires and a 12-speaker sound system.
The standard price is $55,200.
The R is available only in the black and silver trim.
The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is available as a three-, four-, and five-door model.
It features a six-speed manual transmission, six tires, a six.2″ touchscreen display, a 6-speakers sound system, and LED fog lamps.
The hatchback sports leather seating and a rear spoiler.
The package starts at $61,600.
The SLS version of this model adds a 10-speeder sound system and a four seatback with four-inch LED fog lights.
The three-door hatchback starts at around $68,900.
The 2020 Ford Mustang is available starting at $70,200, and includes all-terrain performance seats, a five-point harness, a 7.4-inch display, and power-adjustable pedals.
The five- and six-door SLS models include leather seats, power-assist airbags, power windows, power sunroof, power door locks, power front seats, and Power Package Limited trim.
Ford Performance sells the Ford Fusion, which features the same powertrain as the Fusion S, but it is powered by a 3.0