The term “Fast Ford” means something very different outside of North America. In the rest of the world, a Fast Ford wasn’t a V8 muscle car, but a light, nimble hatchback with a hot engine and a well-sorted chassis. We’ve been getting a few Fast Fords in dribs and drabs (the Focus SVT, followed by the latest ST models), but the 2016 Focus RS will be our first true RS product.
The new model will debut as a 2016.5, and reportedly be sold in limited quantities. The 2.3L Ecoboost engine will be shoved under the hood, making well in excess of 300 horsepower. No word on all-wheel drive, but our Ford sources promise us more information in the coming months.
Thanks to AutoGuide.com for the spy photos.