Focus RS prices announced

FORD has revealed that its hotly anticipated LZ-series Focus RS will cost $50,990. Packing a 257kW/440Nm haymaker from the same base 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine plumbed into the front of the Mustang, the Focus gets an uprated turbo, intercooler, intake and exhaust system and delivers that to the road via all-wheel drive.

No performance numbers have been posted yet, but a combination of 257kW, AWD and a 1575kg kerb weight means itís certain to be seriously rapid. A manual Ďbox is standard while options include 19-inch performance tyres.