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Go to link below for 3:22 video from The Circuit des Ecuyers

With a Focus RS and a race track, we attempt a meaningful review, but resort to sliding around

By Jack Rix, 23 Jan 2016

The Circuit des Ecuyers, an hour or so east of Paris, is more like a perfect B-road than a ‘proper’ race track. The run off zones are essentially bogs hidden beneath a sprinkling of grass, and full of the kind of mud that likes to steal your wellies. With temperatures hovering around freezing and a perma-damp surface, it certainly demands caution from the driver.

Unless you have a Focus RS at your disposal. In fact, it turned out to be pretty much ideal to show that despite weighing a few kilos more than an Mercedes A45 or Golf R, the AWD Focus has all the grip and agility in the twisty stuff to match its rivals, but also the ability to cut loose and drift like a WRC car on ice.

We tried to deliver a helpful review, we really did. We even mention the price, seat position and the words ‘torque vectoring’ at one point…

But ultimately, we ended up sliding and bouncing off the engine limiter. That’s the thing with this car, it goads you on and it’s not particularly bothered about lap times. It’s proof that Ford know’s exactly what makes us enthusiasts tick.

Video: sideways in the new Ford Focus RS | Top Gear
 

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Stunning..!
The video shows this car dancing on ice.
Pure wrc car & great track. :)
I am in love..
Thnx for the link.
 

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Damn you Ford.....build my car!
 

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I am addicted to watching these reviews. More!!! I can't remember the last time a car got universally rave reviews like this.
 

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i love how positive these reviews are. the only negatives i have heard are seating position and platic interior bits.
this is like some donald trump ****. we are just going to win and keep winnibg. we are going to win so much you are goung to be sick of winning.:pride:
 

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I am addicted to watching these reviews. More!!! I can't remember the last time a car got universally rave reviews like this.
Totally agree and the things they are picking, I can definitely live with them, I will be going from a 1996 daily to this, the interior will be mint!
 

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Totally agree and the things they are picking, I can definitely live with them, I will be going from a 1996 daily to this, the interior will be mint!
I agree, from either my 84 Civic or my 98 Civic this interior will be great. Best interior I've ever had I think was my 99 Accord, but that is still over 15 years old, though it had to me a timeless feel, everything was where it needed to be for comfort.
 

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Since I drive an ST I won't be surprised about the interior and the seating position gripe is the optional euro specked hard shell Recarros that we in the states don't get anyway (sigh).

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