The Magny-Cours circuit in France is one of the world’s most iconic race tracks and even though it no longer hosts Formula One events, it still manages to amaze us. A few days ago we showed you the guys from Motorsport Magazine taking a Porsche 718 Boxster S around this magnificent track. Now let’s go onboard with them in a Ford Focus RS Mk III for a flying lap.
The new Ford Focus RS with its 350 horsepower turbo engine and super tricky drivetrain is one helluva performer, as shown by the lap time it set at Magny-Cours. It’s only a second slower than the BMW M2 which is more focused sports car. Very impressive indeed!
Ford Focus RS Highlights:
Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive system
Selectable Drive Modes including an industry-first Drift Mode and Launch Control
2.3-litre EcoBoost engine with 350 horsepower
Six-speed manual transmission
Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
Aero kit including front splitter, rear spoiler and underbody
350 mm ventilated front discs and Brembo four-piston monoblock callipers
Recaro sports seats