What we have here are the first pictures of the next-generation Ford Focus RS, which was caught winter testing in Focus ST based development mule near the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
This is a similar move Ford did with the previous generation Focus RS, which also used modified ST models during the development.
The development mule has a new front end hiding most likely the new 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which will be shared very likely with the next Ford Mustang.
The new engine could produce 350+bhp and the new Focus RS is expected to come exclusively as a five-door variant.
New Focus RS is expected to debut in late 2014 or in early 2015.