Whenever the time for Cars and Coffee rolls around, there’s the undeniable chance that a soon-to-be-wrecked Ford Mustang will roll up to the lot. But it wasn’t a Mustang this time around—it was the drifting machine known as the Ford Focus RS, with a driver who utterly failed to drift it on the way out.
I don’t think I had an appreciation for how much work goes into building a rallycross car from the ground-up until I saw this clip on Ken Block’s new Ford Focus RS RX. Every little individual component has to be assembled, and it’s fascinating to watch it all come together.
In Europe, the 2016 Ford Focus RS produces 324 foot pounds of torque, according to the government. In reality, it gives you the full 350 all the time and will light up its tires mid-corner have you decided to switch off the traction control. But you can, and that’s important.
Ever dreamed of having all the freedom of a Ford Focus, while enjoying the sweet system from a Honda Goldwing? I know, the number of times it’s kept me up at night is too many to count too. Well, now you have your chance...if you can outbid me.
You see a 2015 Ford Focus, I see an Aston Martin. No, really.
What could make a Mazda3 more delicious? Candy, for one. Also, a V8 stuffed in there for good measure. Have we mentioned that the fellows at MARC have done this before with a humble V8, rear-wheel-drive Focus, and that they're running all of these cars in the Bathurst 12 Hour this weekend? Aww yes.
We U.S. Americans have never had the Ford Focus RS. That is a tragedy. It is also a tragedy that new Ford CEO Mark Fields says he's going to fix.
The Focus ST is a great hot-hatch. The problem is the styling minces no words about what that car can do, so you end up with all kinds of bros trying to race you on your commute. Now if you want something that blends in, but can lay down some serious rubber, check out this RWD converted V8 Focus.
With his parents' impending divorce and not enough funds to cover the (increasingly expensive) costs of college, a Texas student spent his freshman year living in his car. He's graduating now, but only a few people knew his secret.
Before we got the current Focus ST, America had this: a three-door hatchback, naturally aspirated, faster than a contemporary Civic Si. Welcome to the easily-forgotten Focus SVT.
It is becoming more and more clear that a new Ford Focus RS is coming soon. Camouflaged prototypes of what appears to be a hotted-up Focus ST have been spotted doing track testing. According to the latest reports, the same engine that powers the upcoming 2015 Mustang EcoBoost. So much for that five-cylinder.
Yes, the fact that Pope Francis is riding in the back seat of a little hatchback is definitely the most beautiful thing in this video. What a nice man, taking the back seat. He's the generous friend you always wish you had, the one who knows how much you love leg room.
The 2015 Ford Focus just made its debut here at the New York Auto Show, and it looks a lot like, well, a Ford Focus. But! It's got more of a fishy-looking face, in accordance with Ford's new global corporate grille design, and Many Other Things besides.
The current Ford Focus ST is one of the very best hot hatches ever made, but even it cannot match the sheer madness of the old Ford Focus RS. The good news is that Ford may just be cooking up another Focus RS that's even more powerful than the last one.
Ford's loving its new Aston-ish corporate grille so much that it's taken delight in slapping it on everything they make. It began with the Fusion, carried over onto the Fiesta and the 2015 Ford Mustang, and now here it is on the facelifted 2015 Ford Focus.
That's not what we meant by "carpool," Ford Focus.
Remember when Ford just kept redesigning the first Focus for the US market instead of giving us the new one they got in Europe? Yeah, that was fun. Here's the 2009 car, and it's getting long in the tooth.