SEMA Show, Las Vegas, NV (November 1, 2011):
Performance, power and an aggressive appearance are traits readily associated with the ROUSH Mustangs and the ROUSH F150 trucks. ROUSH Performance has applied their powertrain, suspension and body kit capabilities to the 2012 small car platform. The engineering and design teams at ROUSH Performance unveiled their 2012 ROUSH RS3 Focus today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. The ROUSH concept vehicle is painted in a striking matte-finished Sherwin-Williams "Sin City Silver," complimented by a graphics package that let's fellow drivers know that you're driving a ROUSHcharged® performance car.
"Our goal is to offer an affordable upgrade package to enhance the performance, handling and appearance of the 2012 Focus," says Gary Jurick, VP/GM of ROUSH Performance. "We're excited about our concept vehicle here at SEMA, and the initial feedback from consumers and our dealers has been very positive. The enhancements to the body components and overall styling have been a big hit with the SEMA crowd. We're continuing to finalize our program offering, and we plan an announcing availability in early 2012."
The 2012 ROUSH RS3 Focus offers several potential powertrain upgrades including a R900 TVS ROUSHcharger®, Roush modified high-flow induction system and Roush dual-exit high- performance exhaust. "Our initial tests show that more power can certainly be derived from the 2.0L engine with our R900 ROUSHcharger®. It's possible to see 230HP and 210 ft/lbs of torque with the ROUSH Performance setup. Those are big gains over the stock outputs. That kind of power-to-weight ratio will make this an exciting vehicle to drive."
The 2012 ROUSH RS3 Focus concept car is on display all week within the Ford vehicle display at this year's SEMA Show. To view more product information and photos, visit the 2012 ROUSH RS3 Focus web page.
Based in Livonia, Mich., "The Art of Performance Engineering" takes place at ROUSH Performance everyday. To get a look behind the scenes at what goes on at ROUSH and how the vehicles are designed, manufactured and produced logon to HYPERLINK "http://www.roushperformance.com/video/"www.roushperformance.com/video/. For more information see your local ROUSH dealer, visit ROUSHperformance.com or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH. Follow us on Twitter @_ROUSH_ or on our Facebook page.
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