Roush’s 500 HP Ford Focus RS Turned Heads At SEMA

SEMA may be over for another year but in between all the one-off, custom builds was the Ford Focus RS from Roush Performance, celebrating its world debut at the event.

Roush’s Focus RS consists of the most potent upgrades created for the popular hot hatch so far. Whereas the typical model pumps out 350 hp thanks to its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, Roush has upped that figure to an impressive 500 hp, thanks largely to a new engine block from Ford Performance and a number of ECU modifications.

Other upgrades enjoyed by the Roush Focus RS are new slotted brake rotors, an enhanced cooling system, Roush’s own 3-way adjustable suspension with camber plates, forged 19-inch wheels and a set of Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires.

In terms of visual changes, the car is adorned with a prominent front splitter, a custom rear wing, new diffuser, custom graphics, painted wing mirrors and air extractors embedded in the hood.

It is not yet known if Roush intends on offering all of these upgrades to customers.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Maa_4861

    *heavy breathing*

    • fabri99

      *mouth watering*

  • Vassilis

    Now we’re talking.

  • Evo45

    Now that’s what I’d call a hyper-hatch.

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a factory car, not tuner racer. Very nicely done. But how in the hell does that transmission cope with so much more power?

  • fabri99

    Is it weird that I’m not too keen on the Focus RS? I mean, I still can’t get over the fact that it is a hatchback. If they had made a coupè version (maybe something similar to the Evos concept), well, than I’d be super-hyped.

CLR G770 Is A Luma Design-Tuned, 641 HP Mercedes-AMG G63

With an ECU remap, the German tuner extracts 64 HP and 100 Nm more from the SUV’s twin-turbo V8.

Enterprise To Launch Its Own Subscription Service, Will Provide Access To 20+ Vehicles

Car subscription services could be going mainstream thanks to rental car giant Enterprise.

VW ID.R Unveiled With Optimized Aerodynamics For Nurburgring Record Attempt

The latest ID.R has two electric motors which produce 671 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.

Mitsubishi Introduces Pajero Final Edition In Japan, Marks The End Of A 37 Year Run

While the Pajero is being dropped in Japan, the model will continue to be sold in overseas markets “for now”.

Waymo Picks Detroit Facility To Build Its Autonomous Cars From Mid-2019

Waymo will have the world’s first fully dedicated factory for autonomous vehicle production.

Tesla Shows Its All-Electric Semi Delivering Cars To Customers

Tesla’s electric truck has a range of up to 600 miles and will probably enter production in 2020.

G-Power’s BMW M2 Competition Is A Beast: 670 HP, 205 Mph, 0-62 Mph In 3.2 Sec,

Forget about the M4, as this tuned M2 Competition now has supercar power.

Ford’s Self-Braking Trolley Is No Joke, Although We’re Still Laughing

Ford is looking to help parents whose kids like to play with supermarket trolleys.

For $200,0000, You Can Play Smokey In This 2015 Camaro “Bandit Trans Am”

This rare Bandit Edition Camaro Trans Am gets a supercharged 7.4L V8 coupled to a 6-speed manual.

Ferrari Needs To Make The Monza Speedster As A Coupe

The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are only available to Ferrari’s most prolific collectors.