Jay Leno Drives 420 HP Ford Focus RS

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If you're a car guy, you probably already know about Beau Bachman. He's the boss at Galpin Auto Sport, or GAS for short, the tuning company that worked on the cars features in Pimp My Ride. What does that have to do with our story?
Well, Beau's family owns the largest Ford dealership in the world and they recently bought a car that's not legal to drive in America. The Ford Focus RS is the crazy cousin of the Focus ST. This model belongs to the previous generation Focus lineup, which is why it has a five-cylinder Volvo engine not a 2.0-liter EcoBoost. Unfortunately, Ford never thought people in America might want it as well, so Beau had to buy his from Mexico.

Normally, the car makes about 300 horsepower using its Volvo-sourced 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. But GAS tuned this one to make 420 horsepower… from a front-wheel drive.

If you want to know more about the technology that keeps this amazing super-hatch on the road, read or technical guide Ford RevoKnuckle Suspension and Quaife LSD Explained. After that, just watch the video review below and enjoy Jay's little burnout at the very end.

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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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