2016 Ford Focus RS Gets 350 HP and Stall Recovery System

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It's always nice to under-promise and over deliver, just as the 2016 Ford Focus RS did this year with its official release details. Originally estimated to produce 315 HP, the new compact hatchback will actually be sending 350 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque to its wheels thanks to an updated EcoBoost engine. The 2016 model will also see the introduction of a new trick feature called Stall Recovery, which has the car automatically push the clutch back in if it senses an impending drop, preventing manual restarts or moves to a neutral gear. The addition makes sense as the new 2016 Focus will be released as a manual-only option, which will purr with an all-new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger that delivers more airflow, peaking boost at 23.1 psi. Production of 2016 Ford Focus RS with its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will begin later this year.