With more than 300bhp all aimed at the tarmac through the front wheels, we’re as keen as everyone else to see if the latest RS is the hot hatch equivalent of a superhero or mad man.
It certainly has muscle in all the right places, both on the outside and under its skin.
To call the wheelarches ‘flared’ is something of an understatement. They are huge, and make it possible for all four wheels to sit further apart, increasing stability and grip.
And what wheels they are too: 19-inch multi-spoke alloys fitted with wide (235/35) Continental SportContact tyres tweaked specially for the RS, and more commonly found fitted to exotic sports cars.
At the front there are gaping air intakes, and at the rear there is a deep diffuser and incredibly large downforce generating rear wing, inspired by the Ford Focus WRC rally car.
Go the extra mile and choose the Ultimate Green paint and you have a Ford Focus which will make the driver in front pull out of the way in sheer panic.
If they don’t you can overtake them with a surge of power which makes you laugh like a school child the first time you experience it."
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