Ford Focus RS Worth More Than Advertised

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The Ford Focus RS is no slow coach out of the box thanks to the 350 horses and 350 torque. However the vehicle actually offers up more than what is advertised as Blake’s Garage found out when they put the vehicle on their dyno to find out if the numbers were correct.

The guys disconnected the rear-drive unit by unplugging it and this meant that the Ford Focus RS was only front-wheel drive. On 91 octane fuel they managed to get 282 horses from it along with 328 of torque. Of course you have to account for 15% drive loss from the engine to the tires and this means that the figure is around 324 horses along with 377 torque.

Once some baseline numbers were established they applied some common mods to raise the power up. They added the Cobb Accessport and intake, internal wastegare actuator and Snail Performance tuning along with some other bits.

This took the Ford Focus RS to 301 horses and 386 torque to the wheels. This means that it translates to about 346 horses and 444 of torque, which is great power.

We are now waiting for people to apply some big turbos on the Ford Focus RS.

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1 Comment

  1. Peter Webster

    October 14, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    For my New Zealand-spec Focus RS, Ford stipulates 95 Octane as the minimum and recommends 98 which is available at just about all gas stations here.
    They say damage is possible on 90 octane.