The new Ford Focus RS has been described as a car which “oozes with attitude” in a recent review.
According to the Sun newspaper, the car is “dripping with menace” and takes the Ford brand to a “new levels of excellence”.
The RS is a high-performance family hatchback, which is compact in size but armed with a powerful 2.5-litre turbo engine.
It can go from zero to 62 miles per hour in under six seconds and boasts a top speed of 160 miles per hour, while its turbo charger takes the power up to 300bhp.
“The RS is not for the faint-hearted, or anyone who sees comfort as a priority,” says the Sun.
Last month, Autocar revealed that the RS will not get a US release as Ford says that it would be too expensive.
Jost Capito, head of Ford’s global performance division, told the publication: “We’d like to, but the base car isn’t homologated for North America and that’s too costly a job to carry out just for a niche vehicle like the RS.”