420 HP Ford Focus RS Takes on a Tuned Volvo S40

420 HP Ford Focus RS Takes on a Tuned Volvo S40 1 photo
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Fast Fords used to be the kings of the weekend drag event until the Blue Oval stopped making so much money in Europe and pulled funding for cars like this, the insane Focus RS MkII.
The dying breath of the second generation Ford Focus hatch delivered into the world one mighty hyper-hatch, equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter T5 engine, a trick suspension that limits torque steering and a limited slip diff. In stock form, the 300+ hp engine is so powerful that the management systems have to limit torque to 50% otherwise the gearbox would blow in first gear.

However, this is a tuned version of the Volvo-source engine producing 420 hp. It's going up agains, quite amusingly we might add, a real Volvo in the form of this 420 hp S40 T4.

The race is nice and close, just like we like it!

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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