The Focus RS and Mustang are two performance icons, but what makes them unique? Andrew Coley took both to Anglesey to find out
25 September 2017

The Ford Focus RS and Ford Mustang deliver the thrilling driving experiences you'd expect from a Ford Performance model - but they do so in very different ways.

The Focus RS was inspired by Ford’s successful rally heritage. It blends turbo technology in its 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine with four-wheel-drive, and a rear wing that gives the Focus RS a standout look while retaining the everyday convenience of a five-seater hatchback.

The Mustang offers a choice of a 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost engine or a V8, combined with rear-wheel drive performance and muscle car looks. Now, Ford Performance engineers have taken the classic Mustang formula and made it a car for the 21st century – refined and poised, without losing any of its raw potential.

We gave World Rallycross commentator Andrew Coley both cars and an empty Anglesey circuit, and asked him to define what the two models share – and what makes each of them so unique.

 

To watch the Ford Focus RS - 7 Finest Features video, click here.

For more information on Ford Performance, click here.

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