The Ford Focus RS was one of the most anticipated new cars of recent years and finally arrived in Ireland in 2016. The new Ford Focus RS continues Ford’s tradition for high performance road cars and there is plenty here to justify its ultimate hot hatchback status. Under the bonnet is a 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbo engine tuned to produce 345hp and 44oNm of torque, and all wheel drive and dynamic torque vectoring come as standard to help harness the power. The third generation Ford Focus RS is the first RS to offer drive modes, including an industry-first ‘Drift Mode’, and of course there’s launch control for the best performance off the start-line.

For a full review of the new Ford Focus RS, watch my video below:

Model tested: Ford Focus RS
Engine: 2.3-litre turbo petrol
Torque: 440Nm
4.7 seconds
Top speed: 266km/h
CO2 emissions:  
Motor tax:
€750 per year

Caroline Kidd