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.