Regardless of the generation, the Ford Focus RS proved on numerous occasions that it’s one of the best in the hot hatch segment. As for the four-wheel drive Mk3 depicted on film below, it took on a couple of more established rivals, with surprising results. Though it’s not a stock example but rather a tuned one, there’s no word on its exact output. Even in standard form, however, its pretty quick thanks to its 2.3-liter four-pot that puts out a healthy 350 horsepower. Combine that with all-wheel drive, and the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration takes only 4.7 seconds, while top seed was 165 mph (266 km/h). Also Watch: BMW M3 E30 vs E46 vs E92 vs F80 Is A Fight For Sore Eyes In the first race, this tuned RS went up against a BMW M3 E93 said to have been modified as well. No performance numbers have been divulged, but the naturally aspirated V8, that in this case comes with a 7-speed DCT transmission, was already good for 414 horses before the tuning job. After going … [Read more...] about Ford Focus RS Takes On E93 And F80 BMW M3s In Mexico
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Thanks in large part to its ultra sharp handling and sonorous five-cylinder turbo engine, the Ford Focus RS Mk2, has achieved near cult status among hot hatch enthusiasts. It’s not unusual to see examples fetching in excess of €30,000 (equal to $34,620) in the used car market. As for the one advertised by SilverstoneAuctions, it’s estimated to bring in between £30,000 and £35,000 (equal to $38,953-$45,445 and €33,751-€39,376). The white RS will go up for sale at the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale, which takes place on November 10, in Birmingham UK. Some of the details that should interest potential bidders are the mileage – 9,004 mi (14,491 km) from new, two owners since 2009 when it left the factory floor, and the fact that it’s right-hand drive. Also Watch: Ford’s Performance Racing School Looks Like Loads Of Fun The auction house says that this Ford Focus RS is completely stock, and comes with a full service history. Moreover, … [Read more...] about Interested In A White Ford Focus RS Mk2 With Under 10k Miles?
Does the perfect hot hatch exist? Is your perfect hot hatch someone else’s nightmare ride? The latter scenario is probably more likely, but to put the theory to the test, we’ve pitted the all-new Renault Megane RS280 against the reigning champs from our recent hot hatch mega test. Here to form a welcoming committee for the new Frenchy stand our mega test runner-up, the Ford Focus RS, and the supreme champion from that bout, the Honda Civic Type R. On looks alone, these three take conventional small hatchbacks and turn them into new and exciting performance machines in distinctly different ways. Similarly, despite working towards the same goal (maximum grunt, that is), there’s a fair spread of difference in the mechanical department along with a slew of similarities, but I’ll delve into that a little deeper in a moment. Editor’s note: the video above focuses largely on the track prowess of these three cars, while this written review will stick to their … [Read more...] about 2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison
To us humans, the Ford Focus RS doesn’t really need a flowery description to sell it. Most already know it’s one of the most powerful and enjoyable hot hatchbacks on the market. Apparently our future electronic overlords disagree, and now a bot for Autotrader has penned an overview of the RS for an Idaho dealership which is, honestly, kind of lyrical. A reader spotted this Autotrader listing for a 2018 Ford Focus RS and asked me “Did they use Google Translate to write this?” No, it’s much more moving than that. A computer reached deep into its beeping, whirling heart and wrote this: The vehicle has a 2.3 liter 4 Cylinder Engine high output engine. This vehicle is front wheel drive. Enjoy the tried and true gasoline engine in this model. Impresses the most discerning driver with the deep polished blue exterior on this Ford Focus. Anti-lock brakes will help you stop in an emergency. This Ford Focus has air conditioning that feels like a walk-in … [Read more...] about Autotrader Bot Writes a Kind of Poetic Ford Focus RS Ad
In its third and final year of production, the Ford Focus RS is fast, loud, and uncompromising. Powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged I-4 that makes 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque that’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission, this 2017 Automobile All-Stars Contender hits 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and starts at just $41,995.“Possibly one of the quickest street cars on any given road on any given day. Easy to drive hard, eminently tossable, and supremely sorted at the limit,” wrote then-contributor Nelson Ireson of Ford’s hot hatch. Here are nine more reasons why the Focus RS is worthy of respect. … [Read more...] about WATCH: Nine Reasons Why the Ford Focus RS Is a Tiny Supercar