The Ford Focus RS Is Way More Of A Driver's Car Than A Mustang

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We know you’re all thirsting for more Ford Focus RS content. So watch this drift-heavy review by Carfection, the team formerly known as XCar, and try not to drool on your keyboard. They even compare it to a Mustang GT, and believe it or not, the RS may just come out on top.

I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t get enough of the God Hatch. It’s a manual, all-wheel drive, 350 horsepower hatch with actual practicality. It’s a sports car without the compromises. It can shove up to 70 percent of its torque to one rear wheel. And it comes in lunatic colors that will not blend in at all.


Plus, it’s got Drift Mode, which Alex Goy says: “...basically makes drifting one of the easiest things in the world, ever. It’s fantastic!”

As for that Mustang comparison, Alex says the pony car is tail-happy too, but bigger and softer (especially in Euro-spec) but the RS is “a far tauter car, way more of a driver’s car.”

Are you excited? I’m excited.

Sr. Tech Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from engineers—email me. Cars: Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94), Chrysler Voyager Diesel ('94)

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Tom McParland

I keep telling myself, “If you trade your GTI in for this you will probably lose your licence.”