Ford gained a real cult of followers with their short series depicting the development of their best cars. The Mustang showed the principle to everyone with the Ford GT continuing the trend. Now, the third amazing Ford vehicle is depicted on youtube – it’s the Ford Focus RS, possibly the best small Focus ever created. In a video series dubbed “Rebirth of an Icon” the Focus RS is showed in great detail. With Ken Block, our hero, leading the way, the development process for the Ford Focus gained humongously because it used input from the famous rally driver. That is the reason why it can make insane drifting sessions despite the smart four-wheel drive system. It actually has a Drift button which enables the driver to utilize all the incredible power of the 2,3 liter EcoBoost engine.
This is a powerful engine, so powerful the Ford didn’t disclose the real power of the four banger upon revealing it. Now we know it develops around 350 HP, which is Porsche Carrera kind of power in a small hatch.
As for the “Rebirth of an Icon” description, you should know that Ford had a wealth of impressive RS cars in its history. Many of them were racing cars competing at European and world famous tracks and all of them left their mark on the automotive industry unlike any other racing car ever. The newest Focus RS successfully combines all the prospects of a rally car, of a hot hatch and of a nice comfortable European cruiser. Could this be the best hot hatch ever!? It has the correct price, it‘s powerful enough and it has the looks to be considered cool and untamed. We like it.