With 300 HP out of a turbocharged 5-cylinder, the Ford Focus RS is one of the most delicious of Europe's forbidden fruits, and now we know what it'll do an 8:26 on Germany's Nurburgring. Jealous.

The car got a good solid flogging at the hands of the chief editor of Germany's Sport-Auto, Horst von Saurma-Jeltsch, who pressed the car through the 13 mile course in a very respectable 8:26. We continue to be very green with envy. [via Carscoop]