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2016 Ford Focus RS Review from

Aug 29, 2016 - 3:54 AM - by Hoonigan
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by Mathieu St-Pierre, 29 August 2016

Ford is an American car company, right? Henry, Michigan, Rouge, Detroit, and all that?

I’ve long protested that Europe was Ford’s preferred automobile market given the many cool and highly competent cars they’ve had over there for decades. What cars? The Capri (the real one), the Escort (not our rust-bucket), Granada (not our sail barge), the Sierra (also the real one), and the first Fiesta ST and Focus ST and RS.

Sure, we had the short-lived Focus SVT, but it only served to whet our appetites for more. And yes, we did have the SHO, and the Mustang…

All is forgiven now, though, as Ford has unleashed what is without a doubt its best, most complete compact sporty car ever. I say this with the Escort Cosworth in mind, since the new 2016 Ford Focus RS is as much of a weapon as it is a daily driver. I did not think they would achieve such a feat especially after it was made public that Ken Block was somehow involved in the car’s development.

The bottom line is that the latest Focus RS is a sublime driver’s car with power, styling, and an aura that is usually limited to special and storied cars.

The RS was available in Europe during the previous Focus generations, and although it never made it to our shores, the model became something of a legendary unicorn. Such status could have been detrimental to a car like this, but I’m here to tell you that the 2016 Ford Focus RS is better than you imagine.

A hatchback, thank you very much

The hot compact hatchback is a format that began 40 years ago. Some “hot” sedans have seen the light of day, but few remain. The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are rare examples that survive, but they are very good. I predict a 5-door version of each by the time the next-generation Impreza officially hits the road.

Ford has done a flawless job of balancing the RS’ looks. The black 19” forged alloy wheels, the athletic stance, and the aero add-ons are perfectly matched. This approach is very German, and... [Read More]
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Ford Focus RS and Audi RS3 Buddies Do Exhaust Battle, Race on Autobahn

Aug 29, 2016 - 2:55 AM - by Paolo
28 August 2016, 23:39 GMT · BY MIHNEA RADU

Why can't we all just get along? One guy buys a Focus RS, the other a new RS3. Instead of just fighting over who's is better, why can't we agree that all cars with an RS in the name are cool.

Automann TV usually films just acceleration videos and exhaust clips, but since he's got this Focus RS, a taste for blogs and other shenanigans has developed.

Here, we see the blue Ford and the silver Audi doing what they do best... sort of. While everybody can agree there is more fun to be had in the Focus, speed and sound are just as important.

So the two hyper hatchbacks do mini drag races in various gears at motorway speeds. We're not sure what this proves, since the Audi RS3 has a 7-speed automatic, but it's fun to watch and imagine your friends were this cool, right?

Picking a winner in the sound exhaust competition is nearly impossible. While the 2.3-liter in Ford's car makes more pops, the RS3 sounds sweeter due to its odd firing order and that extra cylinder.

On paper, these two are quite closely matched, as the Focus RS makes 350 PS and 470 Nm of torque, compared to the 367 PS and 465 Nm of torque of the Audi. Somehow, the RS3 pulls a little harder in 6th gear, but the people's car keeps up a lot better than most of us expected.

After watching every video on these two ever made, we think both have pushed the hot hatch genre a little too much. The Audi is too fast and expensive for public roads, while the Focus RS is not an everyday car.

For the same kind of money, every keen driver should at least consider a more pure RWD coupe, like the BMW M235i. Still, with supply strictly limited, the Focus RS is more exotic than you might think.

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Focus RS, Audi S8 Plus and Fiesta ST: why stealth cars are fun

Aug 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM - by Hoonigan
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How did I miss this?

Posing is for wannabes. What’s really fun is sneaking under the radar

by Ollie Kew, 16 Aug 2016

I know. Nitrous Blue is not stealthy, so I want you to imagine a grey Focus RS. There, much better. That way the silliness comes as more of a surprise. Because while I promise myself I’ll leave it in Sport mode, and explore the basic balance of this heavy 4WD hatch, concentrate on the nuances of its steering, brakes and throttle response, really learn where its limits lie, and… oh sod it, whoops, done it again. The nondescript drive mode button has been impatiently jabbed and we’ve arrived in Drift mode. Ooh, the Hammerhead. Well, it’d be rude not to, wouldn’t it?

Half a turn of lock to the left, on the brakes. Feel the car arch like an irritated tabby. Half a turn to the right. Nail the gas. No need to insert any talent here, which is just as well. The Focus notes I’m in wally mode, 345bhp arrives at the tyres, the diffs do something clever and sideways we go. Clearly my input isn’t as sophisticated as the car’s, but you’d have to have a demeanour bluer than the “Nitrous” bodywork not to find this addictive. And when not at Dunsfold, it’s a great hot hatch. The best there is.

Audi’s S8 Plus has modes to play with too, but they’re not its genius. Among these everyday heroes, this was chosen for its subtlety. This, currently, is the world’s ultimate Q car. Every diesel barge out there wears huge wheels and LED lights these days, so not a soul notices this 597bhp express. A limo with launch control has to be 2016’s biggest paradox on wheels, but the 3.6-to-62mph time we recorded is only one part of the S8’s appeal. Team it with stealth and ability however…

You know the sign: a white circle with a black slash. That might as well say “initiate launch sequence” to the S8 driver. Mash the gas and it teleports you up the road – V8 muted, gearshifts barely registering, chassis dexterous and able. No other car combines such punch with such a lack of fair warning to those about you. You don’t giggle in here, you guffaw.

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