New focus rs reinvigorates heritage
It has been some twenty years since Ford have made a Rallye Sport (aka – RS) model worthy of getting excited about
An exclusive colour by the name of Nitrous Blue that is a more than affordable £745 option which glistens like coral in the sunlight, yet when overcast you wouldn’t even know it was metallic accentuates the lines and curves of the latest RS perfectly.
The front of the RS swoops down sharply into the front bumper which has pretty large upper and lower air vents to keep the engine cool. At each side of the bumper there are fog lamps with small vents to the side which I can only assume are to feed air to keep the brake temperatures under control.
A purposeful black splitter sits along the bottom of the bumper to aid tarmac hugging at speed whilst moving around the side reveals blue coloured (£100 option for the colour) Brembo 4 pot callipers which are very meaningful looking behind the 19 inch satin black (£595 option) alloy wheels.
This model tested is also equipped with a £1000 lux pack which includes electric folding mirrors, keyless entry with push button start, rear privacy glass, cruise control and rear parking sensors. These sensors are also accompanied by a reverse camera on this model which works via the £465 option infotainment upgrade.
Around the rear and starting from the top there is probably one of the nicest looking spoilers gracing the top of the tailgate with the RS logo embossed on each side plate with the centre section fins and cross beam in black plastic.