Motor Trend just did a comparison between the two cars at the very top of the hot hatch totem pole: the Ford Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R. And the car site drove the cars hard—so hard, in fact, that the Focus’s brakes caught fire.
Ever wonder what people are saying about you behind your back? Of course you have; you’re human. One handy way to find out is to take a car in for a trade-in appraisal, and leave your dashcam inside! Then you might be as lucky as this guy who brought his BMW to be appraised for a trade-in on a new Ford Focus RS. …
Chanting for the Ford Focus RS has grown quite loud over the past year or so, and now that people are finally starting to take delivery of the cars, the next thing we want to know is how it is to live with.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS has a “Drift Mode” feature that sends more power to the back wheels and softens the dampers so you can more easily catch the slide. The results, however, are not guaranteed, as you can see in this video.
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…
We all love Jeremy Clarkson because he’s a real and bona fide car guy. He tells it like it is, dammit! And, surprise surprise, he’s also got fabulous taste in cars.
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?
The new Ford Focus RS is easily one of this year’s most hotly anticipated cars. Turns out, though, actually getting one into your driveway might be a little harder than you’d expect. One owner says that he’s been waiting to take delivery of his Focus RS for two months now, and now, he has no idea where the car…
The universally-loved Ford Focus RS is coming under fire from Australian media, which has condemned it for encouraging “hoons” to “hoon.” One news anchor has already called the car and its Drift Mode feature “illegal” and police decried it as “plain stupid.”
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.
In case you missed this awesome photo of a new Focus RS and a freaking-aero-plane I nabbed in our Cars & Coffee roundup, here it is.
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.
Few cars at any price are as hotly anticipated as the new Ford Focus RS, the new 350 horsepower all-wheel drive God Hatch. Now that it’s on sale in Europe, our tame racing driver Robb Holland has one and wants to show us what it can do on one of the oldest and most dangerous race courses in the world.
Displaying seven generations of cars in the Ford RS lineup on your desktop is kind of like having a family photo there—a photo that not only celebrates the fact that Americans can actually have the 2016 Ford Focus RS, but also helps everyone at the office understand just where your heart lies.
Everyone knows that the Germans make some serious performance cars. But what happens when the European division of an American car company sets up shop on Bavarian turf to produce what may be the greatest hot hatch ever? Can it stand up to BMW’s best?