It’s a brisk morning, early January, in suburban Valencia for the rendezvous. The raceway’s garages were shut. The track, silent -- the flanked banks of cold concrete seats, empty. But there was a flicker of activity on the approach....Show More Summary
We've been on the edge of our seats for the 347-hp, turbo, all-wheel-drive Ford Focus RS. Does it live up to our expectations? Continue reading 2016 Ford Focus RS First Drive 2016 Ford Focus RS First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
The 1989 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth was built to compete in a compromised formula, Group A. According to Jalopnik science, all this means is that Ford should really turn the new Focus RS into a touring car already. Read more...
Ford of Europe is to realign its product strategy to focus on high-profit/growth segments such as crossovers and SUVs and premium Vignale lines and to axe less profitable models over time. It added that it would launch five new vehicles to compete in the SUV and crossover space in the next three years, starting with […]
Photo courtesy Ford Motor Company If you aren't already impressed with Ford's production-based racing line-up, which currently includes the Fiesta, Focus, GT, and Mustang, maybe this will bring you around: the all-new 2017 Ford Raptor will be racing in The Best in the Desert's new Factory Stock Class this year. The [...]
Ford's all-new supercar, the 2017 GT, will go on sale later this year. However, it won't be like a Focus — you won't be able to just turn up to the dealer and hope to drive away in one. It's going to be a bit more involved than that. Before...Show More Summary
A lot has already been said about the all-new Ford Focus RS and almost everyone I’ve talked to about the car shares the same sentiment. The Focus RS is the hot hatchback we’ve all been waiting for. Now I know that some might find that statement sprinkled with a bit of hyperbole, but the truth is, there was no need for any form of exaggeration. Show More Summary
The new RS is the hottest hatch in the world. Here's a preview from the passenger seat in advance of our First Drive. Continue reading We take a ride in the 2016 Ford Focus RS We take a ride in the 2016 Ford Focus RS originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
The 2016 Ford Focus RS is an amazing road car, as we discovered here. But how does it go on a proper racetrack? To find out, Ford brought us over to Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. This track is home to MotoGP and, in the past, DTM, World Touring Cars and even GT cars. It’s […]
Nobody can shut up about how awesome the new AWD, 350 hp “Drift Mode” Ford Focus RS is, including us. Ford probably thinks that’s great because it’s the only hyper-hatch the brand plans on making, as it has now been all but confirmed that there are zero plans for a Fiesta RS. Read more...
Ford Europe’s ‘Camera Tracking Unit’ consist of a black Ford Focus ST wagon ute and a black Ford Fiesta ST ute. Here are both. Read more...
The most impressive thing about the 2016 Ford Focus RS isn’t the Drift Mode or the fact that it’s stupidly fast on track without showing any sign of understeer. What you’ll really love is how refined and easy it is as a road car. No hot hatch ticks all the boxes quite like Ford’s does—and rejoice, for this Euro legend is finally coming to America. Read more...
For all their fancy all-wheel drive gizmos, the new 2016 Ford Focus RS boasts one thing the other hot hatchbacks just don’t have: it has a mode that basically lets it drift on command. And it turns out it’s really easy to use. Read more...
January 26 is one of our great nation’s most contentious days of the year – Australia Day. Now being the simple folk we are at CarAdvice, we’ll leave debate about this country’s origins to others, and instead focus on enjoying this big island we all live on. That plus use the day as an excuse […]
In Europe, the 2016 Ford Focus produces 324 foot pounds of torque, according the government. In reality, it gives you the full 350 all the time and will light up its tires mid-corner have you decided to switch off the traction control. But you can, and that’s important. Read more...
he performance car category was a tale of two halves sales-wise in australia throughout 2015. on the one hand, ‘sports’ cars under $80,000 were down 5.6 percent on 2014 while the over $80,000 group was down 3.9 percent. buyers with much...Show More Summary
Here are some interesting facts, the German built Ford Focus RS costs just over 40,000 Euros in Europe, 29,990 pounds in the UK and about 37,000 US dollars in North America. Convert that at today’s (fast-sinking) Australian dollar exchange rate and that’s roughly $62,000, $61,000 and $53,000 respectively. How much do we pay for the […]
The rumoured Ford Fiesta RS is not happening, according to the head engineer of Ford Performance division. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Ford Focus RS, Tyrone Johnson, Ford Performance’s chief engineer and head of vehicles, confirmed that there’s no Fiesta RS in the pipeline. “In terms of Fiesta RS, I have […]
The new-generation Ford Focus RS forwent an automatic or dual-clutch transmission to keep weight down on the front axle, but there’s still a possibility a self-shifting unit will make an appearance in the future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Ford Focus RS, Tyrone Johnson, the head of engineering and vehicle manager […]
The head engineer for Ford Performance cars says there was no other option but to use an all-wheel drive system for the new Ford Focus RS, admitting the previous generation’s front-wheel drive setup was already past its peak. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Ford Focus RS, Tyrone Johnson, the head of […]