Ford Focus RS review – is Ford's hyperactive hatchback a cut price Audi RS3? (2016 - 2018) - Design

The Focus RS impresses with strong performance and great handling

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from £32,795
  • Incredible pace while being fun and adjustable
  • Interior lacks sophistication and quality of German rivals

Design 

Only available with five doors and no wider than the standard model, the new Focus RS isn’t as bespoke at the previous versions. It doesn’t posses the subtle menace of the Mk1, nor is it as wild or as outrageous at the Mk2. The new Focus RS might not look that exciting in pictures, but in the metal the large grill opening, rear wing and big exhausts do make it look suitably imposing.

The body modifications aren’t just for looks though, the Focus RS produces absolutely no lift. It might not be downforce, but for a hatchback, that’s incredible.

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