The Focus RS
The Ford Focus RS is a pretty cool car.
From many angles, it looks like a total hooligan’s car and something that a boy racer would drive with its massive rear wing, two massive exhausts and lowered on black wheels.
It is a very angry car that you do not want to get on the wrong side of.
The RS is based on the standard Focus but has a lot more performance and features. This generation of Focus is now aging a bit as it is quite old for a car as it was first revealed in 2010. Currently, only a few spy pictures have been taken of the new generation.
The engine in this car is a 2.3L ecoboost which is Ford’s speak for a turbo. This turbo is rather large as the outputs are 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque. That is about double that of the standard model. The only transmission available which drives all four wheels is a 6-speed manual.
With a good launch, you should easily be able to get from 0-100 in under 5 seconds.
On thing that makes this car special is that there is a drift mode. This drift mode allows you to do drifts in control as it works with the stability control system and makes it easy for you. Simply turn the steering wheel to almost full lock, floor the throttle in first or second gear, and the back will come around for you. You are now drifting!
The four-wheel drive system in this car is an excellent one. It can send up to 70% of the torque to the rear wheels and of that, 100% to either the left or right wheel. This is used for in the drift mode.
You can stiffen the suspension up into different modes ranging from hard to very hard. It is not the smoothest riding car out there but is very useful if you like going out on the race track.
Get the optional 19” wheel package (see below) and it comes with black lightweight wheels that are wrapped in 235/35 ZR19 Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tyres. A tyre that is usually reserved for cars like Ferrari’s. That is a lot for a hatchback!
The interior includes Ford’s 8” Sync infotainment and a flat bottom steering wheel.
The sound system is a premium 9-speaker made by Sony and sounds pretty good with just enough bass to keep the youngsters happy.
There is blue stitching all throughout the cabin along with blue interior lights and blue numbers on the gear nob. Add this to the blue Brembo brakes and a blue exterior and it is looking pretty sexy.
The Speedometer goes all the way up to 300kmh and there is a big screen in the middle which displays all the trip information and a digital speedo.
There are Recaro bucket seats with suede in them so you do not slide around when you are flying around the corners.
Wow, what a great car aye! I’m sure it is something you would like to park on your driveway…
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