The Subaru WRX STi has been one vehicle that has managed to stay ahead of its competitors for a long time. However it is now looking as though that reign is over as it is dragging behind and its looking like the Ford Focus RS might be able to top it.
The Subaru WRX STi offers up a 2 litre engine and it is a manual gearbox offering 6 speeds along with 268 horsepower. The Ford Focus RS will be heading to the roads in the US soon and when it does it will offer up much more.
We are expecting to see the 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine available on the Ford Focus RS and this is the same engine that Ford put into the Ford Mustang. The engine in the RS is thought to have been given a big overhaul and it should be able to give out about 345 horses.
The Ford Focus RS engine may be able to take the vehicle from standing still to about 62mph in 4.7 seconds and it should offer up a top speed of about 165mph. Ford said that it will come with a Drift mode and so the driving experience should be improved.
If you want the Ford Focus RS you can expect to have to pay out around $36, 605 but whether it is going to have what it needs to beat the Subaru WRX STi is another thing.