It’s been a long time coming, but Ford performance fans will only have to wait a little longer – the third-generation Ford Focus RS has been teased through a video from the company’s European division, with a reveal date (finally!) confirmed for February 3.

The 50-second film shows camouflaged prototypes of the ultra-bonkers hot Focus sliding around Ford’s Lommel proving ground in Belgium as well as in the United States, hinting at its potential for absolute hoonage.

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No specifics have been released so far, but the RS is expected to be powered by the Mustang‘s 2.3 litre EcoBoost four-pot producing anywhere between 325 and 350 hp, mated to a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. The latter is good news considering the power on tap – past RS models have been front-wheel drive only, instead relying on a limited-slip differential and trick suspension to quell understeer.

Billed as a “no-compromise driver’s car that can deliver exceptional performance on the track when required while providing excellent every day driving,” the upcoming Ford Focus RS will be sold in global markets for the first time. Does that mean we’ll be getting it as well? Our fingers are as crossed as yours.