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Ford Focus RS set for south coast debut at Hendy Ford Store

One of the most hotly anticipated cars of 2016 is set to make an appearance in the south next week as the Hendy FordStore in Eastleigh showcases the brand new Ford Focus RS.

Already more than 1,500 orders have been placed for the new car before anyone has even had the change to test drive the new car.

The Ford Focus RS roadshow arrives in Leigh Road, Eastleigh on Tuesday December 8 and the car will take pride of place for a week to allow potential buyers to see the car in the metal.

Hendy Group managing director Paul Hendy said that new performance Fords are always in demand and sales of the new Focus RS reinforce the pedigree of the cars.

Ever since the wraps first came off the 165mph Focus the fastest-accelerating model ever to carry the famous RS badge there has been unprecedented interest from prospective purchasers keen to be among the first to take delivery, said Paul. We are delighted to be able to have the car on display in Eastleigh long before the car is officially launched in the UK.

The all-new Focus RS features an extensive list of standard equipment, not least a specially engineered version of Ford's new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivering a maximum power output of 350PS.

There is a choice of five different colour finishes, including Metallic and Mica options.

The all-new Focus RS, which has a recommended on the road price of £28,940, is a technological powerhouse featuring Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring and Launch Control technology which delivers 0-62mph acceleration in just 4.7sec.

While the new all-aluminium 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine shares its fundamental structure with the four-cylinder engine in the all-new Ford Mustang, it has been upgraded for the Focus RS to deliver 10 per cent more power. The engine features a new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with larger compressor, enhanced air intake design, and a large-bore high performance exhaust system.

The car will be on display at Hendy FordStore, Leigh Road, Eastleigh from Tuesday December 8 to Sunday December 13