EVO Magazine pits the brand new Ford Focus RS against some of its toughest hot-hatch competition in the form of the Volkswagen Golf R in its latest drag battle. Will it even be close?


Both cars have all-wheel-drive systems, but the Focus RS edges out the Golf R by almost 50 horsepower and even more torque, with the Golf coming in a decent chunk lighter.

It was closer than I expected, only thanks to the Golf’s ability to make up for a lame start. The video points out that the Volkswagen can actually get from 0 to 130 faster than the car it loses the drag race to.