Here you'll find all of the official Ford videos associated with the new Focus RS, as well as our own video showcasing the car's 'Drift Mode'
22 January 2016

With more than 1500 orders recieved in its first month on sale, the Ford Focus RS has been one of the most popular cars in the UK over the past 12 months.

We've already driven the new car, and you can read the full review here, but Ford has also released official videos ahead of the car's arrival in the UK this spring. We've also tried the car's so-called Drift Mode on track, which you can see in our full video review below.

We finally got our mitts on the Ford Focus RS, see what we made of the hot hatch here

Ford Focus RS drive modes explained

Ben Collins, formerly the Stig on Top Gear, explains how the different drive modes of the Focus RS affect its performance.

Read our exclusive interview with Ken Block on the Focus RS here

Ford Focus RS development videos

Ford documented the development process of the Focus RS, and released the following videos through the last part of 2015. They're arranged in descending order below.

The final video in the series charting the development of the Ford Focus RS has been released, showing the last stages where the car is finally signed off by company bosses.

The seventh version follows Ken Block as he reveals the car to the world at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Meanwhile, in Belgium, Ford engineers gather to sign off the Focus RS for production.

The sixth video in the series focuses on the building of RS prototypes at Ford's Saarlouis plant in Germany, and on development of the car's 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine.

The fifth video in the series follows the RS in testing, as the team moves to Sweden for cold-weather testing and some sideways action on low-friction surfaces.

The fourth in the series shows Gymkhana and rally star Ken Block visiting the Ford test track in Llommell, Belgium, to see how chassis set-up has been progressing. 

Previous videos have focused on the car's design and a road trip in the United States.

Our Verdict

Ford Focus RS

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18 January 2016

Dont know about the ladies and gents reading this mag - or other mags, but I for one am sick to death of companies like Ford trying to get so many things out of the same cookie jar. They become off-putting and lose their uniqueness which I think is not the effect the makers had in mind. I certainly wouldnt cross the road to view it let alone sit in it

what's life without imagination

20 January 2016

Are you a jealous Astra salesman? Motoring journalists the world over sings the praises of this car and you come up with the comment you just did? In my opinion it exposes you as a rival salesman who is looking at the reason for a cut in your meal ticket- just suck it up and move on... :)

24 January 2016
5wheels wrote:

Dont know about the ladies and gents reading this mag - or other mags, but I for one am sick to death of companies like Ford trying to get so many things out of the same cookie jar. They become off-putting and lose their uniqueness which I think is not the effect the makers had in mind. I certainly wouldnt cross the road to view it let alone sit in it

What is life without imagination? Do tell.....

Sure the car is great, but is it really Autocars place to effectively run an ad campaign for Ford? I dread to think what BMW will make of this - Their stranglehold on UK Motoring journalism output must be starting to loosen.

22 January 2016

Vicki Parrot ? On 'drift mode' ? On a skid-pan ? For 54 seconds ? I think Chris Harris should retire right now, don't you ?

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