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Ford Focus RS500 hero hatch on the rocks - report

The hotter version of one the hottest hatches you can buy - the Ford Focus RS500 - may never see the light of day, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Autocar, the circa-295kW hyper-hatch is currently around a 30 per cent chance of entering production (according to unnamed sources), because there isn’t a strong business case for such a model...

Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA

Ford has released teaser images of six modified Focus and Fiesta concepts bound for the SEMA show in November. The six cars are heavily tweaked versions of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and Focus RS hot hatches...

2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report

Ford Performance's team in Germany is hard at work on a new headline grabbing Ford Focus RS500 hatch, but the car still hasn't been formally approved for production. Spy photos taken in late June prove that Ford is working on an even faster variant of the third-generation Ford Focus RS, however a source within the company has told UK's Autocar the RS500 is "not genuinely green-lighted"...

Ford Focus RS Mountune performance kit launched for UK and US markets - UPDATE

If the 2016 Ford Focus RS isn't ‘hot’ enough for you, British tuning firm Mountune has you covered with its latest ‘Phase 2’ performance package for the blue halo’s hyper hatch. With the new upgrades, the Mountune-enhanced Focus RS gains 18kW/40Nm for new figures of 276kW and 500Nm - and can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4...

Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss

Recent media hype about 'drift mode' in the Ford Focus RS — a feature that assists the driver in performing a perfectly-crafted drift — has led Ford Australia to defend its position on enabling the feature on Australian-delivered vehicles...

Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode

If you ever needed any more evidence that Australia is descending into a nanny state, just look at the coverage media outlets and social commenters are imposing on us this week. It all centres around the new Ford Focus RS. Along with being one of the safest hatches in the world (it comes with a raft of airbags and stability control, amongst other safety features), the Focus RS is built as a car capable of being used on the road and on the race track...

2017 Ford Focus RS500 spied testing - UPDATE

Update - The Rs500 prototype was spied again at the Nurburgring sporting some more visual upgrades. See bottom of article for details. A development vehicle believed to be the new Ford Focus RS500 has been spied testing. While no confirmation of the powered-up hyper hatch has been given, these photos look to be the first clear evidence that Ford is working on an even more powerful version of the already-manic Focus RS hyper hatch...

Ford Focus RS waiting list well into 2017 already

Huge demand for the Ford Focus RS, launching next month, has created a waiting list pushing increasingly deep into 2017. Off-the-chart interest for Ford’s hyper hatch (review here) means the 2016 allocation is essentially spoken for, while some dealers are in a position to exhaust their allocations for next year already as well...

Ford Fiesta and Focus ST-Line sports packs revealed

Ford has added a new sports-inspired styling pack to its Focus and Fiesta models, but Australian availability has yet to be confirmed. Revealed for the European market this week, the new ST-Line follows in the footsteps of similar packages offered locally by the likes of Renault and Kia - which both offer packs dubbed GT-Line - among others...

Class action filed over Ford PowerShift transmissions

A law firm has launched a class action lawsuit against Ford Australia, claiming that the car maker's PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmissions are unsafe. Although a specific number of owners involved with the class action is still to be confirmed, a spokesperson for the firm told CarAdvice today that around 70,000 examples of the 1...

2017 Ford Focus rendered

A speculative rendering of the next-generation 2017 Ford Focus has appeared online this week, offering a look at one artist's view of how the new model may be styled. The current Focus made its debut in 2010, and while no official word has been given on the new model’s timing, an unveiling in the next year is likely...