– Anthony Crawford
Ford dealers in the UK have been swamped with orders for Ford’s new lethal weapon, the Focus RS that was revealed at the London Motor Show in July.
Over 1000 orders have already been taken, despite the fact that the car will not be available until early next year.
Performance car enthusiasts have all but guaranteed this car for iconic status and a return to the Rallye Sport badge.
Most customers have gone for the Electric Green Shade from the Motor Show. Others requests are for Frozen White and Electric Blue.
It should be an explosive machine given its specially developed 221kW (300PS) version of Ford’s Duratec 2.5 litre five cylinder turbocharged engine found in the Focus XR5, which as quick a car as it is, manages just 166kW.
Its only the second time that a Focus will wear the RS badge since 2002 which all began in 1970 with the potent Ford Escort RS1600.
I’m hoping and praying that Ford Australia can make a business case for the Focus RS, as I for one would be signing up.