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All-New Ford Focus RS : Videos

The Ford Focus RS saga continues with Ford confirming its mega hatch is go, plus video of it drifting around a test track

Ford has finally confirmed that the Mk3 Focus RS will make production, and will be sold largely unchanged around the world for the first time. Prices, specifications and exact performance figures are currently unknown, but it has released a tantalising teaser video showing the car drifting around Ford's Lommel proving ground in Belgium, and confirmed first images and information will break cover on Feb 3 2015.

Footage of the car sliding sideways around a wet track has added fuel to the rumours that Ford will ditch its predecessor's front-wheel drive layout and opt for a grippier four-wheel drive setup. Power output is expected to fall somewhere between 350bhp and 400bhp, putting it eye-to-eye with other four-wheel drive hot hatches including the 355bhp Mercedes A45 AMG and 362bhp Audi RS3.

The new Ford Focus RS is one of more than 12 new performance vehicles due for international release by 2020. It forms part of the company’s plan to provide more cars, parts and accessories to more people, more quickly – through a new global Ford Performance team.

The Focus RS has been noticeable in its absence since the standard Mk3 went on sale in 2011. There have been plenty of rumours and countless spy shots over the past 12 months, but no confirmation – until now – that the car would go on sale in the UK.

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