Curious as to what parts people think will be coming out first and who we think will be making them?
17" wheels won't fit over the front brakes (350 mm -13.78" front rotors), and the rear rotors are bigger than the ST also. 18" is the minimum size, but the ST wheel won't fit allegedly without at least a 5-6mm spacer which is not really a good idea. You'd be better off with a set of ET40-ET50 wheels assuming they would clear on an 18" diameter, but the car is designed around those 19" wheels for it's performance characteristics.Since the engine is similar to the Mustang, I would think that Ford Racing will have some stuff readily available.
Same for the suspension bits since the chassis looks a lot like the Focus. Wheels too but that will depends on the brakes. Personally, I'd rather have 17" wheels or 18" worse case. 19" is just... No.
https://media.ford.com/content/ford...3/03/all-new-focus-rs-makes-global-debut.htmlUnique powertrain for high performance
EcoBoost technology powers nearly every new Ford vehicle. Projected to deliver well in excess of 315 horsepower, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine for the all-new Focus RS shares its fundamental structure with the all-aluminum four-cylinder engine in the all-new Mustang. But this engine is significantly upgraded through a comprehensive package of design changes.
Increased output is generated by a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with larger compressor that delivers significantly greater airflow, along with a much bigger intercooler to maximize charge density. Engine breathing is enhanced through a less restrictive intake design, and a large-bore high-performance exhaust system with an electronically controlled valve in the tailpipe helps optimize the balance of back pressure and noise output.
The cylinder head is produced from an upgraded alloy material capable of withstanding higher temperatures, and is mounted on a more robust head gasket with improved thermal capability. The cylinder block employs stronger high-tensile cast-iron liners.
Engine cooling has been given the highest priority. Engineers created additional space within the front of the vehicle to house a significantly larger radiator pack – the biggest ever fitted to a Focus – that provides the level of cooling demanded for hard circuit use.
Meticulous calibration ensures 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.
Inspiring performance demands an inspiring soundtrack. Ford Performance engineers have tuned the RS to deliver a rewarding and sporty sound character in spirited driving, with the distinctive burbles and pops that are an RS signature.
“This very special 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit will inspire drivers as they feel the surge of the turbo, and reward them as they take it to redline – all delivered with a stirring sound guaranteed to put a smile on your face,” said Pericak.
I honestly think in stock form, it has the ability to take out the Subie's and matches the EVOs.so then with the RS and mustang sharing motors... Will we see 900hp plus RS's.. and if so what will the breaking point of the AWD system.. will it handle 1000hp plus to able to put the beat down on the Subi's and EVO's..