Why is the Ford Focus RS the best value-for-money car on the market?

February 15, 2017 5:55 pm | sunshineford.com.au

You might have seen them. You might have heard them. But have you ever sat in the cabin of a Ford Focus RS? If not, you're missing out. It's a car that enthusiasts all over the world love – it has a roaring engine, aggressive looks and it handles as well as any car on the market. It's exactly what a hot hatch should be.

What's more, it comes in a colour aptly named 'Nitrous Blue'. That's not even close to the coolest thing about the car, though.

How fast is the Ford Focus RS?

Under the bonnet (and behind the angry grille) of the Ford Focus RS lies a four-cylinder, 2.3-litre engine that breathes fire. We don't just mean metaphorically, either. Push the engine hard enough, and you could have flames spitting from the exhaust.

It throws down a whopping 257 kilowatts of power, and an even more impressive 440 Nm of torque. Those are impressive figures for an SUV built to tow large boats, not a zippy hatch with hardly any weight to it! The car also only uses 8.1 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, so you can tear through the tight corners of Australia's coastal roads for hours and hours without needing to fill up.

Those corners will be easy to navigate, taking full advantage of the all-wheel-drive system in the Ford Focus RS. The wheels will always have equal power, so the car stays low to the ground and won't lift off or roll through the bends.

Is it comfortable?

As it's essentially a race car, you might think that excludes it from being nice to drive. As the driver, you'll be comfortable because you'll be in full control, with the six-speed manual gearbox. However, many fast, hard cars are a pain for passengers. Not so in the Ford Focus RS.

Active suspension with adjustable dampers will help to keep the ride smooth, even when you're testing the limits of your new car. It's lower to the ground for better performance, but that doesn't mean you'll feel the bumps and cracks any more than in a slower, softer car! Plus, everyone will be so enthralled by the performance that comfort will be the last thing on their minds.

Want a sports car that doesn't burn through fuel? A hatchback that doesn't feel boring? The Ford Focus RS could be the perfect car for you. It's exciting, aggressive and loud – the best combination for any hot hatch. To take one for a test drive and see for yourself, head into the Sunshine Automotive Ford dealership in Queensland today. You won't be disappointed.