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Roush Performance Builds A Savage, 500HP Ford Focus RS: SEMA 2016

Regular readers of this website are surely by now intimately familiar with Roush Performance, and what the company does to take factory Ford vehicles and transform them into street-legal pseudo-race cars. The firm’s standard fare consists mostly of Mustangs and F-150s, but every now and again,¬†they turn their¬†focus to something else.

Like this 2016 Ford Focus RS SEMA concept, for instance.

Headed for the 2016 SEMA Show next month, the headline of Roush’s Focus RS is, of course, the power; it’s claimed that there are some 500 horses lurking under the hood. They live in the factory 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4, which is made more confident by a Roush ECU tune and an enhanced cooling system. A 3-way adjustable TrakPak suspension controls each of the 19-inch TrakPak alloy wheels, both of which are in-house products.

Outside, this Roush Performance Focus RS concept has been made over to resemble the ultimate track toy, with front and side splitters, rear wing and diffuser, hood heat extractors, and ambient grille lighting all from the same TrakPak portfolio. Additional touches, like custom stripes, a front tow hook, and custom painted side mirror caps all help to complete the look. Inside, precious little has changed, save for the installation of a Roush Performance black shifter ball and driving pedals.

Roush’s Ford Focus RS track toy will be on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 1st through the 4th. Check back for the latest SEMA and Ford news.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Jim Millier

    Love Fords!! In 1997 we were invited to race at PIKES PEAK 75th Annual race..Life went on we could not afford to return .Well to my nephew Jeff my brother Dave,now deceased told me Dont ever give up on yourDREAMS and that is to have a Fast race car and someday Reurn To The Peak ! I taught my nephew to ride at 3 and a half hes Good on our 1st attempt at THE PEAK we finished 2nd!!!!! Al Unser thought we were CRAZY with the Mighty Sprint Quad !! Long before Ayrton Senna . God rest his soul ,said I dont come to a race to finish 2nd or 3rd I COME TO WIN ! I said that in 73 when I raced Moto-cross in the 70s..At 59 theres still time left , I drive my P*****e foreign car to keep my skills honed living on the edge is my comfort zone. A 500hp + Focus RS or a Roush Stage 3 Stang .You really need AWD!! Thinking Tindol FORD this week need that FAST ROUSH FORD, JIM.


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