Is The Ford Focus RS The Hot Hatch We’ve Been Waiting For?

Hot Hatch

It promises to be the best.

It’s been a long time since Ford put a RS badge on one of its vehicles; its high-performance variant of the Focus has been in the works for a long time. The hot hatch is powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-pot that produces 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The powerful Ford can get to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and even has a mode to shred its own tires. While that sounds great, we’re dying to know if the hatchback has what it takes to become the hatchback king.

Auto Express gets behind the wheel to see if its blistering performance reigns supreme on and off the track.

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