Articles about Ford Focus RS

Farewell, Focus RS
Ford RS models don't come along too often. But when they do, they're usually worth the wait, offering a blend of power, speed, rally-bred lairy styling, and affordability that has the sports-car aristocracy looking nervously over their shoulder.
“We are not planning another RS version of the Focus”
Sad news, friends: Ford has told Top Gear that it has no plans to build another Focus RS.In a statement, the company said: "As a result of pan-European emissions standards, increased CO2 taxation, and the high cost of developing an
We hardly knew ye
Fast Ford fans, we have a somber date for your diary. On Friday 6 April 2018, the final MkIII Ford Focus RS will burble its way off the Saarlouis factory production line in Germany, and the Drift Mode-equipped hot hatchback's
Approved by Ken Block himself
First Ford launched its fastest Focus, the 345hp RS, with a Drift Mode. The performance car world rejoiced, and the YouTube servers were bulked up in preparation for copious videos involving ditch and lamppost interfaces.And now, we have the Drift Stick.
Don't try this at home
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Well, that's definitely going to leave a couple of marks. Watch as British rally driver Mark Higgins goes bobsledding...behind the wheel of
Let's dream, just for a moment
As our parents often told us growing up, you can't have everything. It's no secret that there are some amazing model variants that are only available in First World markets. This list might be little more than an exercise in
Watch him drift a Ford Focus RS
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. Ken Block is back! And the Internet's chief tire slayer has returned to doing what he does
As if the hatchback wasn't hot enough
The latest-generation Ford Focus RS is one hell of a hot hatch. In less than a year, its level of performance and that cool Drift Mode have swayed some 8,200 people into choosing its combination of practicality and track ability
The one hatch to rule them all
Attention gamers: If you've been thinking about buying a racing wheel for your Xbox One, now's the time to do so. Racing game Forza Motorsport is giving players a shot to win a real, non-virtual Ford Focus RS in
Watch video and see photographs
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Rallycross is the premier motorsport for the Internet generation, thanks to frenzied Vine-worthy races, plenty of crashes and lots of flames.To this
Watch 5 entertaining videos
This week, the "Engineering Explained" YouTube channel teaches us the five things we should never do to a manual transmission. There's also a crazy boat race along South Australia's Murray River. Then there's the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Still equipped with a stick shift
The Ford engineers are becoming quite good at squeezing power out of their EcoBoost powerplants. In the all-new Focus RS, the boffins managed to produce 350hp--far above the original estimate of 315hp--from a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder
Xbox One game also includes new GT
Gamers and car fans alike have a reason to rejoice as Microsoft is set to unveil one of the most exciting racing games not called Gran Turismo--the much-awaited Forza Motorsport 6. Developed for the Xbox One, the newest installment of
For the Ken Block in you
Selectable drive settings that change how a car behaves are nothing new. Usually, the settings range from Comfort for relaxed cruising, to Sport which essentially sharpens the car's performance. For the Ford Focus RS, which made its public debut at the
We officially envy him
Ken Block's association with Ford since 2010 has been very fruitful for the YouTube auto gymkhana star. Not only does he get to drive rally-tuned Fiestas for a living, he also gets to play with some nice toys like an
Watch and want it
Back in December, we reported that Ford would make the Focus RS high-performance hatchback available globally for the first time. Well, while we still wait for Ford Philippines' announcement if the car will indeed come to our market, the American carmaker
But we've heard a similar story before
In May 2011, Ford announced that it would bring the Focus ST high-performance hatchback for the first time to Asia and North America. It has been almost four years since, and yet Ford Philippines has never let on that it will
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