The company has not yet divulged how much extra power has been squeezed from its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine.Ford Performance is said to be preparing a tuning package for the Focus RS, presumably giving the powerful hatchback even more muscle.An Autoblog report claims the project has been officially confirmed, however the company has not yet divulged how much extra power its tuning wizards have managed to squeeze from the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. The stock RS already boasts 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
The same engine is used for the Mustang, where it starts at 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Hinting at what might be in store for the Focus RS, the Mustang is available with a power package that bumps output to 335 ponies and 390 lb-ft of twist.
UK tuning firm Mountune recently launched its own tuning kit for the Focus RS, raising output by 20 horsepower and 26 lb-ft of torque. The extra power cuts the hatchback's 62 mph sprint benchmark to 4.5 seconds.
Notably, Mountune's configuration was co-developed with help from the Blue Oval's own tuning wizards. The company is likely making a few more tweaks to maximize output in the US without running afoul of emissions regulations.