Next performance car in Ford’s lineup will come with 2.3L EcoBoost, all-wheel drive

It’s coming! It’s really coming! After a no-show at the North American International Auto Show last week, the Ford Focus RS will arrive on February 3 and it’s putting some other all-wheel drive athletes on notice with a new teaser video.

While official details are few and far between, the Ford Focus RS is fully expected to be powered by the same 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as the new Mustang with output north of 300 hp. In the Mustang, the boosted 2.3L engine produces 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. For the Focus RS, those numbers could be significantly greater.

Also, the top performer in the Focus lineup is said to come with all-wheel drive, a fact evidenced in the video above thanks to some powersliding antics.

Unlike other Focus models sold in North America, the RS is likely to be built in Europe and — at least in Canada — may come with a hefty price tag thanks to a 6.1 percent tariff before the Canada-EU trade agreement goes into effect.

Focus RS Teaser Video Screenshot

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