Ford Focus RS Mk1 2002
- Top Speed: 144mph
- Engine: 2.0-litre 16-valve 212bhp Duratec
- Available Colours: Imperial Blue
- Other: Front-Wheel Drive
The Mk1 was the first RS model in over six years and didn’t disappoint. With many critics praising the hot hatch for its WRC influenced styling and output. Launched in 2002 with a limited number available until the end of 2003, this Focus laid down the foundations for what was yet to come.
Ford Focus RS Mk2 2009
- Top Speed: 163mph
- Engine: 2.5-litre 301bhp Duratec engine
- Available Colours: Ultimate Green, Frozen White, Performance Blue
- Other: Front-Wheel Drive, 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds
Another six years passed until the next model was unveiled in 2009. The Mk2 also received front-wheel drive and the same engine as featured in the Focus ST. Although tweaks saw a performance enhancement with styling helping the second generation to stand the test of time in all three colours.
Ford Focus RS 500 2010
- Top Speed: 165mph
- Available Colours: Matte-Black
- Other: Mountune Performance Upgrade to 345bhp
Launched a year later in 2010 the limited edition saw just 500 models produced! The model was also only available in one colour, received a Mountune Performance upgrade and was the fastest Ford Focus produced!
Ford Focus RS 2016
- Top Speed: 165mph
- Engine: 2.3-litre 345bhp EcoBoost engine
- Available Colours: Stealth Grey, Frozen White, Magnetic, Shadow Black, Nitrous Blue
- Other: Four-Wheel Drive, 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds
After a long six year wait the latest model is evidential proof that it has been worth it. With a choice of five colours, a turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine as well as AWD for the first time. This is without a doubt the hottest Focus to date; supercar performance disguised in a practical yet aggressive hatchback.
Focus RS Reviews
The third generation model has scored top marks across the board from critics. From the sporty exterior to the smooth and agile performance, it looks like it is hard to find a fault. Not only does the engine perform well, it sounds impressive too; growls and crackles complete the RS’ aggressive presence. Find out what the reviews are saying and why this is an RS definitely worth owning!
Focus RS FAQ’s
What is the running cost?
Designed for power rather than energy efficiency, although Ford has added auto start/stop technology to cut down emissions slightly. The Ecoboost engine has also been tuned specifically for the RS, with CO2 emissions of 175g/km resulting in road tax costing around £205 for the year. A cheaper alternative in comparison to some fast hatch rivals. Take it easy from time to time and the running costs won’t set you back more than what is expected from an RS model.
How much is the price tag?
All-Wheel Drive, Launch Control and four different driving modes among other Ford technology features. This hot hatch provides a lot and at a competitive price to rival competitors. At just £31,000 and with a variety of extras available, customise your RS for the ultimate hatchback. Just the thing to top trump your neighbour’s standard entry Focus.
When is the release date?
Orders are being delivered as we speak! If you want one of the fast hatch’s though you need to be quick. Numbers are limited, but the good news is if you do order one you won’t have long to wait to say that you own a Ford RS model. Visit our FordStores in Nottingham and Leicester to see the model for yourself and why not book a test-drive for your arrival?
Where can I buy one?
At Sandicliffe, we have been passionate about Ford vehicles ever since we first started supplying them on Nottingham Road, Stapleford back in 1950. Our passion and expertise has grown over the years as well as our number of dealerships. We now have six Ford dealerships across Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough all providing Ford models at exceptional prices. Come and pay us a visit to find out more and to put in an order for your very own RS today.