I don’t think any car in 2016—as in, a car that you can actually buy, unlike certain others that shall remain nameless—debuted with as much hype as the new Ford Focus RS. It’s not every day America gets the kind of forbidden turbocharged Euro-hatch hotness that would have been unthinkable just a couple years ago. I…
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.
Every so often you meet somebody that’s driving their dream. Here are two.
This morning, Classic Car Club Manhattan played host to a small media event, where the 2017 (or is it 2016?) Ford Focus RS was shown ahead of its 2015 NYIAS Auto Show debut.
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.
Stand up, then sit down, just to be sure. Down? Good. Let's not beat around the RevoKnuckle: the 2016 Ford Focus RS is going to be an AWD, 2.3-liter Ecoboost-powered monster.
This year marks the 50th birthday of the most iconic sports car of them all, the Porsche 911. Now you can go the Jeremy Clarkson way and start bitching about how the whole idea of putting the engine in the rear was stupid, or start an argument about how it is only a tuned up Volkswagen, but no matter what you think,…
James Rogers had been building his perfect car, a black Ford Escort RS Cosworth, only to have it stolen while it was getting a simple repair. Help us find a fellow enthusiast's one-of-a-kind petrolhead masterpiece.
A poster over at the Houston-Imports forum put up these photos of a severely wrecked new Porsche 911 GT3 RS with the line "Need to learn how to drive it.....especially in the combat zone of the Woodlands, TX." Who can make jokes at a time like this?
The Legend Boucles de Spa brings historic rally cars out of the garage and into the fields, where they belong. No trailer queens here. Just dirt-slinging Porches, Escorts, RX-7's, and other rally classics.
Ford wanted to emphasize the connection between its new barnstorming Fiesta WRC car and the humbly–awesome production subcompact. That's meant more production parts in the interior, a new EcoBoost DI/turbocharged engine and, well, not much else.
We continue to want to marry "Queen Of The 'Ring" Sabine Schmitz, especially after this video of her slamming someone's Porsche 911 GT3 around the Nurburgring then nearly slamming it into a wall, only to pull off an incredible save.
This is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. It's a 620HP, Nurburgring-devouring beast. Seven minutes, eighteen seconds 'round the 'Ring to be precise. It's the fastest road-going Porsche ever and exactly what all those Cayennes have been paying for.
The Ford Focus RS is the most lustworthy European hot hatch forbidden to us Yanks. No journalist has dared put all 305 hp of its front-wheel-drive madness down on red, white, and blue soil. Until now.
Yep, that's a 911 GT3 RS, complete with factory-installed roll bar, a wailing flat six, a ten-year-old driver drifting it like a champ, and... wait, what?!?