Video: 2016 Ford Focus RS track test | CAR Magazine

Video: 2016 Ford Focus RS track test

Published: 08 March 2016 Updated: 08 March 2016

► New 2016 Ford Focus RS driven at Valencia
► How does that trick awd system feel to drive?
► Ben Barry explores the new Mk3 Focus RS’s limits

We’ve been very excited about the new, third-generation Ford Focus RS for a very long time. It’s the first Focus RS to go all-wheel drive (and the first RS Ford to drive all four wheels since the famous Escort RS Cosworth), can top 160mph flat-out and yet costs little more than £30k.

Learn the technical secrets of the new Focus RS in an in-depth walkaround on CAR+

CAR’s editor-at-large Ben Barry pushes the Ford Focus RS’s limits on track at Valencia, working his way through the new car’s four driving settings, including the already infamous ‘Drift’ mode.

Is it the driver’s dream we’ve been promised? Watch the video above to find out, and see which awd hot hatch triumphed in our Ford Focus RS vs VW Golf R twin-test on CAR+.