27 January 2016

The new Ford Focus RS has already secured a place in automotive history. Originally revealed at the Detroit motor show last year, the 345bhp hot hatch's road to the showroom has been heavily documented, with videos, passenger rides and a drip-feeding of information helping to keep interest high. Now it's finally time to see if the latest Focus RS can deliver on road and track, as Vicky Parrott delivers the all-important verdict.

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27 January 2016

Doesn't this car deserve Steve Sutcliffe.....and way better production quality ? No ? Ho hum.


27 January 2016

First reviews are always favourable especially when the car is that exciting. I suppose the real test will be comparisons with all rivals even if some of them are front wheel drive (type R) or much more expensive and not manual (A45/RS3),but a manual Golf R is what this car should ultimately beat.


29 January 2016

I take it that the "drift mode" is disabled when you are on Public Roads?

Peter Cavellini.


30 January 2016

But thereafter it was all good production values drone super slow mo' and all that. I think Sutcliffe would have said the same.

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