John Gilbert Staff Editor
March 2, 2016

The info was teased at the conclusion of Ken Block’s Gymkhana EIGHT previewed on Mustang 360 News yesterday. Ford Performance confirms that Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division team will field two factory-supported 2016 Ford Focus RS race cars in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Ford’s RS competition legacy continues for the 2016 season to thrill and wow an emerging generation of motorsports fans.

Ken Block said, “I’m really happy to be expanding my relationship with Ford Performance. To have official factory support for my race season in 2016 and beyond as I enter the FIA World Rallycross Championship full-time is absolutely incredible. It opens up a ton of powerful resources that myself and my team will be able to benefit from in terms of engineering prowess, research, development and racing experience from different fields. Plus, have you seen the car that they’ve created for me to go race in? My mind was blown when they showed it to me in Dearborn a few months ago. I absolutely cannot wait to get behind the wheel and start thrashing . . . uh, testing.”

2016 Ford Focus RS Rallycross Specs
Power  600 hp.
Torque  900NM. Capable of 0-60 mph/2 secs.
Body  2016 Ford Focus RS, seam welded and reinforced.  Homologated FIA-spec rollcage.  Custom body design by Ford Performance and M-Sport. Bespoke underbody protection.
Engine  Ford Performance and M-Sport developed Ford EcoBoost 2.0L engine.  Garrett Turbocharger with 45mm restrictor.  Cosworth Electronics engine management.  Optimized rallycross intercooler and radiator package.
Transmission  Sadev 6-speed sequential gearbox with adjustable, mechanical front and rear differentials.  Triple plate AP carbon clutch. 
Suspension  SLA-type suspension, both front and rear with 3-way adjustable Reiger dampers.
Brakes  Brembo 4-pot calipers with 350mm rotors.  Sadev Hydraulic handbrake system.
Interior  Recaro Pro-Racer Ultima, FIA-8862 spec driver’s seat (only).
Wheels  8x17-inch wheels to suit WRX tire regulations.
Tires  WRX spec AVON race tire.