Editorial photography for Autocar: The new Focus RS has been surrounded by so much hype, with drift buttons and clever all wheel drive its a new era of hot hatch. Does it live up to it? Its fast, nearly 350bhp is an insane amount of power to put in a hatch back and its quicker than many of its rivals. However it feels cheaply made, you sit behind a cheap ford focus dashboard with tacky gauges. You can’t help thinking that £30,000 could be better spent.
Oh and that exhaust pop is truly terrible!