When it comes to putting power down on a wet track, the more grip, the better. Car Throttle tested the Civic Type R, BMW M140i and Ford Focus RS on a wet track to see if the drive wheels really matter on a slick surface.
Back in June, AutoGuide got a spy shot of what it believes is a development mule for an even-hotter Focus hatchback to slot above the Focus RS. Now Autocar’s sources hint that the so-called ‘RS500' is edging closer to getting the greenlight, but it may *only* have 400 horsepower. Which is a lot, but makes the name…
Ford has cancelled 220 orders for the 2016 Ford Focus RS and shifted them to the 2017 model year, citing “exceeded expectations” for demand of the new AWD drift-happy hatchback, and upsetting a couple hundred owners in the process.
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?
Alex Goy of Carfection got his mom in a Ford Focus RS with the intention to prove that anyone could drift the super-hot hatch. Luckily for us, she played along.
There have been plenty of fast Fords in our time, with names like Shelby, GT, Cobra, Raptor and ST. But the latest Ford factory hot rod has a new one badge: RS. To understand why that’s such a big deal, you have to learn some history first.
Nobody can shut up about how awesome the new AWD, 350 hp “Drift Mode” Ford Focus RS is, including us. Ford probably thinks that’s great because it’s the only hyper-hatch the brand plans on making, as it has now been all but confirmed that there are zero plans for a Fiesta RS.
The Ford Focus RS is the ridiculously powerful hatchback Europe has been teasing us with for years. But now the heavens smile upon the U.S. and will grace us with Ford’s craziest family car. Except now the RS is a driftmobile with all-wheel drive. What do you need to know before you buy a Focus RS? Don’t worry, we’ll…
The 2016 Ford Focus RS, will all of its 345 horses, isn’t even on sale yet, but already there’s random and interestingly-sourced speculation that the big blue oval might make an even hotter one. Will they? Who knows. Would it be awesome? No! It’d be bad! Awful! A monstrosity!
Ford’s new delightfully bonkers 345 HP, Drift Mode-having hottest hatch now has its configurator available, so it’s time for all of us to pretend we have around $37,000 to unload and start putting together our cars. We want to see yours!
With the Focus RS release yesterday, and persistent rumors of a Fiesta RS floating around, it's safe to say that the air has been saturated with RS-speculation and interest. Which is why I wasn't too surprised to receive a leaked slide of Ford's upcoming RS plans. But I was very surprised at what I saw.
Here's our first glimpse of the 2016 Ford Focus RS, the turbocharged beastie that's set to spark thousands of forum flamewars and more than a few cases of buyer's remorse. And we're finally getting it in the states, probably.
Despite being the first American to score points in the WRC since the '80s, Ken Block is still working on keeping his powerful Focus RS upright. Exhibit A: This video of him rolling during practice.
We anointed Pete Krehbiel the "Real Most Interesting Man In The World" after he managed to legally import a Ford Focus RS. Now an admittedly hungover Krebs emailed us details of his latest conquest: a basketcase Lancia Stratos replica.
Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen crashed out of Rally Finland today in fairly dramatic fashion. The Finn was leading the event when he lost control of his Focus RS and somersaulted over a hill. Crazy in-car and spectator footage below.