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Jan 31, 2015 - 6:06 AM - by stDan

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2017 Ford Focus RS POV review – first impressions (video)

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:46 AM - by Paolo
April 26, Brett Davis



This is the quickest-accelerating Ford production car available in Australia right now. Yes, the mighty Ford Focus RS has been an instant hit with Ford fans and hot hatch fans ever since it launched last year. What’s it like to drive? That’s what we’re here for.

One of the best things going for the Focus RS in Australia, in our opinion, is its value proposition. Prices start at just $51,990, which makes it an incredible bargain. There aren’t many cars on the market at the moment in this price range that can accelerate quite like the RS.

You have the beloved Volkswagen Golf R, which is priced from $52,990, but it comes with a measly 2.0-litre turbo producing 206kW against this Ford’s 2.3-litre turbo developing a cracking 257kW and 440Nm. That’s a serious amount of power for a four-cylinder, and for a small hatchback.

Out on the road you’ll feel it. The torque is especially forceful, bringing you up to speed effortlessly. Power sent to all four wheels also means there’s no letup in traction, so can can just nail the throttle and it takes off. Handling and braking are also kept in check thanks to some bespoke components developed by Ford’s performance division, inspired by motorsport.

We won’t spoil the full review and 0-100km/h video which is coming soon, but check out our first drive, first impressions video below for more of an idea on how it drives.

2017 Ford Focus RS POV review ? first impressions (video) | PerformanceDrive
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All Fours: From Track to Mountain Peak at Ford’s Focus RS and Raptor Driving Schools

Apr 25, 2017 - 1:42 AM - by Paolo
APRIL 24, 2017 AT 3:54 PM BY TONY MARKOVICH


At their cores, Ford’s Focus RS hatchback and F-150 Raptor super pickup are tools–tools designed to perform at the highest levels on- and off-road, respectively. Unlike the far more common vehicles from which they’re spawned, they’re capable of being pushed to limits most drivers aren’t necessarily equipped to reach. Of course, capability is pointless if the wielder of said tool doesn’t know how to exploit it. Enter Ford Performance Racing School, where instructors are tasked with making sure the tools aren’t wasted by the people purchasing them.

With every purchase of a Ford Performance vehicle such as the RS and Raptor, the buyer gets a free course at the school. Travel and lodging are not included, but vehicles, fuel, and tires are part of the deal–so you won’t have to drive your own baby. It’s kind of like every car and truck has a Willy Wonka golden ticket in the glovebox, except instead of a guided factory tour with Mark Fields in a top hat, owners get a full day of professional training and practice at a top-of-the-line facility.

There are currently five vehicles you can purchase that qualify you for four different Ford Performance schools. The Focus RS opens up the RS Adrenaline Academy, the Fiesta and Focus ST the ST Octane Academy, the F-150 Raptor the Raptor Assault, and the Mustang GT350 and GT350R the GT350 Track Attack. The Raptor and RS are the most recently introduced, so Ford invited us to northern Utah to get a taste of these programs.

The exclusive home base for Ford’s programs and our venue was the 511-acre Utah Motorsports Campus, which opened in 2006 in Tooele, Utah, under the Miller Motorsports Park name. The facility includes an Alan Wilson—designed road course and has hosted events under the NASCAR, American Le Mans, Pirelli World Challenge, FIM Superbike World Championship, AMA Superbike, and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series banners, among others. The Ford programs are typically full-day affairs, but the plan for us media was to cram as much of both RS and Raptor programs as possible into a single day.

Learning to Kick RS

The morning was devoted to the Focus RS curriculum,... [Read More]
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2017 Ford Focus RS Mountune: The Go-Faster RS

Apr 15, 2017 - 3:21 AM - by Hoonigan
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More power and torque for a car that we wouldn't have said needed it.

By MIKE DUFF, April 2017

Making more output from a turbocharged engine has long been the lowest-hanging fruit of the tuning industry, especially when reflashing an ECU with a new map can easily make more power. Sometimes much more power.

That’s not the case here. The Ford Focus RS Mountune upgrade, available in Europe, gets only modest stated increases–20 horsepower and 26 lb-ft over the standard RS, a car rarely criticized for being short of firepower–but, crucially, it’s sold with Ford’s full approval and warranty support.

Mountune has a long history of extracting more power from production cars and working as a specialist race-engine builder, but in recent years it has become Ford of Europe’s go-to arm for tuning upgrades. As well as an ECU reflash, the RS375 kit brings high-flow silicone intake tubing, an upgraded recirculation valve, and what’s described as a sound suppressor to cut down on noise from the increase in boost. Most important, it also comes with Mountune badges to ruin the day of mere Focus RS drivers.

Any fears that such a modest increase in power and torque won’t be detectable are nullified as soon as you start to drive the RS375. These are big horses, the sort that get the Jockey Club ordering blood tests. The Mountune-tweaked car feels instantly keener and brawnier, pretty much across the entire rev range. We suspect the quoted gains are deliberately conservative to help appease Europe’s insurance companies.

The most obvious change is the Mountune car’s snappier responses on part throttle, with reduced lag and the sense of improved pickup at lower engine speeds. One also feels the midrange punching harder, and there’s a marked increase in enthusiasm for exploring the final 1000 rpm of the rev range. The engine sounds stronger, too, with louder induction noises that get very throaty on full acceleration, like Darth Vader making... [Read More]
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