We know the 2016 Ford Focus RS is hot. By that, we mean we know it’s one of the most high performance hatchbacks around, complete with a 300 horsepower 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. But we want to know if its more agressive aesthetics are an improvement, or a step in the wrong direction.
The changes made to the Focus RS are unsurprising. Its mouth is a bit wider-open, allowing for more air to reach the turbocharged engine, while an agressive front lip, lower rocker panel and rear diffuser ensure no one mistakes the car for just a Focus ST. There are also larger twin exhaust pipes, 19-inch wheels, an RS-branded rear hatch spoiler and some fancy vertically-mounted foglights.
So is Ford’s new super-hatch hot, or not? If you’re a fan of the Focus or Fiesta ST there’s little reason to not like this, as the RS looks like Ford just took those cars and turned the wick up to 11. On the other hand, its gaping mouth and huge hatch spoiler may be a bit too “boy racer” for some people’s tastes. Vote below, and feel free to voice your opinion in the comments.