With the Focus RS out of production and the Fiesta ST heading off into the sunset, Ford’s attainable performance stable was starting to look a little bare. Maybe it still is, depending on your reaction to the vehicle pictured above. Regardless of how you feel, it’s happening. Show More Summary
The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition is an upgraded version of the Blue Oval hot-hatch we’ve loved since it was released in mid 2016. It lifts the price tag from $50,990 to $56,990, though additions include the Performance Wheel Package that was previously a $2500 option and, more exclusively, a Quaife helical-geared limited-slip differential for […]
Ford Australia has acknowledged an issue with the 2016-17 Focus RS, where excess coolant consumption makes the car produce white smoke under acceleration. According to the local division, just one Focus RS is known to be affected in Australia, though more of the circa-1200 units sold locally could potentially be included, too. In a statement, Damion […]
After many horror stories from owners, Ford admitted early production units of the Focus RS model's 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine suffer from a coolant consumption problem. The issue produces misfires and white smoke before the engine reaches its optimal operating temperature. Autocar reported on Monday that Ford is "working on a repair...
It’s not just scorched rubber that’s responsible for the clouds of white smoke surrounding some Ford Focus RS models. The model’s high-output 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, credited with turning the staid Focus 5-door into a performance hatch worthy of fanboy lust, seems to have a serious flaw. Show More Summary
Ford’s former head of performance car manufacturing, Dave Pericak, is now the engineering director for the automaker’s North American unibody vehicles. While in charge of Ford Performance, the division launched the Raptor, Focus RS, Shelby GT350, and GT. Show More Summary
Ford's all-paw hero gains a special edition upgrade aimed at enthusiasts Read more
Pitted against the 350-hp all-wheel-drive Focus RS, the Civic Type R makes a case for the front-wheel-drive performance car.
Fast Fords in Australia used to be about badges featuring letter pairings like XR or GT, but these days it’s all about ST and RS – and without a Falcon in sight, of course. We love the Fiesta ST, though it’s the third-generation Ford Focus RS that since mid-2016 has caught even greater attention with […]
At SEMA, Ford announced the Ford Performance Drift Stick, an electronic handbrake for the Focus RS that is designed to do one thing – induce drift. The automaker claims that the unit is "intended for track use only," but with no mention...Show More Summary
As if the Ford Focus RS's famed "Drift Mode" isn't enough, Ford Performance used the 2017 SEMA show to reveal its next supplement to on-demand sideways action: the Drift Stick, a Ken Block-approved electronically controlled performance handbrake you can retrofit to the Focus RS. Rally cars utilize hydraulic handbrakes to initiate quick drifts...
With its clever GKN Twinster all-wheel drive system and an electronic Drift Mode, the Ford Focus RS is already better qualified as a drift car than most hot hatches. That hasn’t stopped Ford Performance in the USA from teaming up with Ken Block to create an optional tailor-made for tail-happy hooligans. The new ‘Drift Stick’ […]
Ford Performance debuts Drift Stick at SEMA to make getting sideways even easier.
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Four cars based on the Ford Focus RS and Ford Focus ST will be among the 50 vehicles on the Detroit automaker’s stand at this year’s SEMA show. The Rally Revival Ford Focus RS (top) looks as though it’s ready for a bit of dirt-track racing, thanks to its vinyl graphics pack and white 19-inch […]
renault is offering is coming for the volkswagen golf r and ford focus rs with new hot hatch. the french brand has thrown its hat into the hot hatch ring with a new megane rs boasting wild styling, a wider body and more engine power than the model it replaces. Show More Summary
Renault’s newest rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R has finally been revealed. The car is a new generation of the Mégane RS, and it’s due on sale in markets where the French brand’s cars are sold in the spring of 2018. The debut took place on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The...
The just-revealed 2018 Renault Megane R.S hot hatch concedes a horsepower advantage to rivals such as the Honda Civic Type-R, Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R, but having segment-leading power is not relevant to the company’s goals. This is the line we received from Renault Sport managing director Patrice Ratti at the world premiere […]
Most motoring journalists like to think of themselves as racing drivers in disguise. Truth is, many are high on confidence and low on talent. Rather than trying to learn on the fly, Ford suggested we spend some time behind the wheel of a Focus RS with Driving Solutions, learning how to get the best from a performance car at Sydney Motorsports Park. Show More Summary
When the latest Ford Focus RS came along with all wheel drive many people got excited to see a fast Ford that would spin all four wheels, something they hadn't seen since the 90s and the Escort RS Cosworth.