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The Bathurst 12 Hour Is A Magical Land With A Candy-Liveried V8 Mazda3

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. » 2/02/15 1:14pm 2/02/15 1:14pm

This V8 Rear-Wheel-Drive Focus Is A Monster Sleeper

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. » 9/28/14 5:59pm 9/28/14 5:59pm

The 2016 Ford Focus RS Could Have FWD EcoBoost Mustang Power

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. » 6/26/14 12:27pm 6/26/14 12:27pm

How Ford Sold Cars To ‘Punkers’ And ‘Gothics’ By Not Calling The Cops

Once upon a time, there was a decade called the 1990s. Things were better then. Americans were prosperous blissfully unaware of things like terrorism or extensive domestic surveillance. And unlike those good-for-nothing Millennials of today, young people could be bothered to get off their asses and actually buy cars. » 7/15/13 1:08pm 7/15/13 1:08pm

Toyota To Ford: Shut Up, The Corolla Is Still Number One

The Ford Focus made big waves recently after market researcher R.L. Polk & Co. reported that the car outsold all other vehicles in 2012 thanks in part to strong sales in China. While this should be a cause for celebration among fans of non-boring compact cars, Toyota, the king of boring compact cars, fired back to… » 4/10/13 10:04am 4/10/13 10:04am