Ford Focus RS – Rebirth of an Icon
The Ford Focus RS

If you’re reading this you’re probably pretty excited about the new Ford Focus RS, some of you may even have already placed your orders. Ford has created a series of 8 videos showing the development of the latest generation of the iconic RS. 

The legendary RS badge has been fitted to some rather special cars over the years. It all started in 1970 with the Ford Escort RS1600. The blisteringly fast RS200 made for Group B Rally in the 80’s was particularly extraordinary with some rally spec versions pushing out over 400HP! The Sierra RS Cosworth with its distinctive ‘Whale Tail’ spoiler and of course the Escort RS Cosworth.

The story of the Focus RS starts in 2002 with the Mk1 Ford Focus being the first Ford car to wear the RS badge in 6 years after the end of the Escort RS Cosworth. The Mk2 Focus RS best known for its lairy green paint job and rally car style body kit was the last RS released, until now.

Read on to see all videos and find out about the Rebirth of an Icon.

Focus RS: Rebirth of an Icon – Ep 1: Project Kick-Off

Focus RS: Rebirth of an Icon –Ep 2: Design and Development

Focus RS: Rebirth of an Icon – Ep 3: Hitting the Road

Focus RS “Rebirth of an Icon” - Ep 4: Test-track Trials

Focus RS “Rebirth of an Icon” - Ep 5: Arctic Extremes

Focus RS “rebirth of an icon” - Ep 6: Power struggle

Focus RS “rebirth of an icon” - Ep 7: Close scrutiny

Focus RS “rebirth of an icon” - Ep 8: Final chapter