Ford Focus RS Gets Nuts Car of the Year Award

After winning the “sporting” category in the Scottish Car of the Year Awards presented by Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW), Ford Focus RS gets some more attention from the Nuts magazine, which named the hot hatchback “Car of the Year 2009”.

"Our readers felt the Focus RS represented all that a young bloke looked for in a new car – it's affordable, a real head turner and ridiculously good fun to drive," said Nuts magazine Deputy Editor, Adam Ralph, who is also a big fan of the Ford Focus RS.

Needless to say, Ford officials were happy with the news. Ford's Team RS chief engineer, Dirk Densing said: "The Focus RS project set out to deliver optimal high-performance road car technology together with the practicality expected of a Focus. We feel we have achieved this and are delighted that Nuts readers agree."

The RS badge stands for Rallye Sport and it represents the high-performance version of the Ford Focus positioned above the ST model within the Focus range. This is the second generation RS and has a Duratec engine which produces 305 PS and 440 Nm of torque.

It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in under 6 seconds. Despite its power, the car remains front wheel drive, but in order to reduce torque steer it uses a Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing LSD and a specially designed MacPherson strut suspension at the front, called RevoKnuckle.
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