SMC TV - Ford Focus RS

The brawnier sibling to the already rapid Focus ST, the vehicle’s overall design speaks volumes about its capabilities.

This third-generation new Ford Focus RS is a high-performance road car that demonstrates the innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, delivering astonishing cornering speed with unparalleled driver enjoyment. To earn the coveted RS badge this car has been tested in the searing heat of Arizona, the icy wastes of the Arctic, and on the World’s most demanding test tracks.

All-new Ford Focus RS on the road

0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds

47 years of performance and innovation

Rebirth Of An Icon

Rebirth of an Icon

'Rebirth of an Icon' follows the highs and lows, from Design Studio to Worldwide Premiere of the All-New 2016 Ford Focus RS. At the hands of Focus RS Consultant and Gymkhana Superstar Ken Block, watch as the Focus RS is put through its paces with extreme testing in both the Arctic and the Arizona Desert.

Ep 1: Project Kick-Off

We follow the team from the design studio to the test track as they try to revive a famous name.

Ep 2: Design and Development

Crunching crashes put the new design to the toughest of tests.

Ep 3: Hitting the Road

A 1,600-kilometre (1,000-mile) drive through epic terrain takes prototypes from high in the Rocky Mountains to the Arizona desert.

Ep 4: Test-track Trials

Ken Block heads for Ford’s top-secret test facility and indulges in some hooning.

Ep 5: Arctic Extremes

Winter testing in Sweden, and the team is under pressure to improve performance.

Ep 6: Power struggle

It’s all about performance, as the Ford manufacturing plant in Saarlouis, Germany, gears up for production.

Ep 7: Close scrutiny

The day of the critical sign-off drive follows Block’s headline appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Ep 8: Final chapter

It’s time for the nail-biting management review!