There’s really no other way to say this, so let’s just be blunt about it. The 2016 Ford Focus RS is a staggeringly good sports car. It has almost everything you could expect from an AWD super-hot hatch… almost.
With a starting price of $50,990, the new and now all-wheel drive Focus RS is without doubt the performance bargain of the year. That’s a big claim, so let’s back it up.
Having ditched the front-wheel drive system of the previous – and much more hardcore-looking – generation RS, the new super hatch employs a proper all-wheel unit that combines with one of the best torque-vectoring systems we’ve experienced in a car to date. The downside is the additional weight — now tipping the scale at a rather hefty 1575kg in total — the upside though, is everything else.