The 2017 Honda Focus RS has a 5.7-liter V-8 producing 623 horsepower and 473 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.
The Focus RS, which costs $2.8 million, will be Honda’s first “sports car” to get a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic rear end.
The front end has been reinforced to absorb the shock, with carbon fiber-reinsulated ribs.
The rear end also has been made stronger with a carbon fiber composite front splitter, which will protect it from impacts and rollover.
The carbon-composite splitter is designed to reduce the amount of rollover on the rear end, so there’s less material that can cause damage to the chassis.
The 2018 Focus RS will also have a new front suspension with a coil spring design.
Honda says the carbon-spoke design will reduce rollover by about 25 percent.
The 2017 model had a $1,995 price tag.
The new 2017 Focus will cost about $1.9 million.
Honda also says the Focus RS is the first “sport-oriented sports car” with an active driver assist system.
The car also comes with a new engine management system.
A special “Power to Performance” version will also be available for $1 more.
Honda expects to ship the Focus to dealers this summer.
The engine management features will be available on the 2018 Focus for about $750, while the carbon fiber trim will be $900.