Why the association with Microsoft?
That’s because another Ford Performance model is featured as the cover art on the software company’s new Forza Motorsport 6 game for the Microsoft Xbox One console and that is the beautiful Ford GT, which will also be on display alongside the Forza Focus RS at the games trade fair.
The one-off livery seen here on this Focus RS is a winning design from a competition for players of the Forza Horizon 2 open-world racing game and was driven to the pre-show event by none other than The Stig himself from BBC’s Top Gear.
His Stigness would be very pleased with what the Ford Focus RS has to offer starting with a 2.3-litre turbo four-cylinder EcoBoost engine developing 345hp at 6,000 rpm and 440Nm of torque from 2,000 to 4,500 rpm. Coupled with the Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive system that offers a range of selectable Drive Modes – including Drift Mode, it’s bound to be a very exciting car to drive.