Mark your calendars, friends, because it looks like Ford Focus RS production at the Saarlouis, Germany, plant is ending on April 6. At least in the U.K., you’ll get an orange special edition to set things off.
Do you feel that? The numbing pain left behind when a small piece of your soul has been extracted and crushed, never to return to your body again? If not, then perhaps you don’t have any soul left to crush. Understandable.
We humans are so inclined to just throw things away after they’re not pristine anymore. That’s especially true of cars, even well-loved and well-worn ones that could still work just fine with a little love and care. And this video will make you feel less inclined to dump your old beater car for something shiny and new.
When the Ford Focus RS came to the United States, it captured our hearts not only because of its awesome hot-hatchiness, but also because it entertained the little drift demon that lives inside all of us with its Drift Mode.
I know Ford has no plans to introduce a genuinely compact pickup truck to the U.S. market (they need big ones to haul away all that F-150 money), and I expect even the new Ranger won’t be that small, so I think it’s important to see the lengths people will go to have a truly compact pickup. Go on, look at it.
If you saw this old guy in his little white Focus driving by, it’s possible you may wonder why he has one of those sports-eyeglass headband things on. Does the poor fella lose his glasses a lot? No, motherfucker: he needs those because he headbangs to Metallica like an absolute madman.
A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, a Focus, a CTS-V, shit, even the FF 91. One of these doesn’t belong. If you guessed Focus, great, you probably understand it’s an economical car—not known for speed—that’s designed to go from A to B. Suspect Benjamin Henke apparently does not.
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…
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.