Focus RS: A Lap Around the Top Gear Track With The Stig
You may or may not have heard but the much loved and well used track used in Top Gear will soon become a housing project. It is sad news to all of us fans whether new or old, this track has memories that will soon only live on through videos. But before the track is turned into a housing project Top Gear has been recording incredible videos of in-car laps around the Dunsfold Aerodrome, (Top Gear Test Track), with a lonely Stig and a few different cars.
It’s a 2016 Ford Focus RS. Fords new Rally inspired hot hatch. It produces 345 horsepower, 324 lb-ft of torque, (347 lb-ft with overboost). It’s 6-speed manual transmissions throws all that power to all four wheels, making traction that pretty much can snap a neck if you aren’t paying too much attention. With prices starting around $31K it’s definitely a good choice for someone looking for an AWD hot hatch.
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So for what could possibly be a final lap, (crossing fingers for at least a few more of these videos), around the much loved and soon to be missed track, let’s all sit back and enjoy this 1:43 video of Sir Stiggy putting the hammer down on the amazing 345 horsepower AWD monster of a Focus and see first hand what the Trio, many many celebrities and the Stig have gotten to see for many years.
I have yet to find a Focus RS for sale under $42,000…
Laughable money for a Focus.
Yeah, I agree. Them being a “in demand” car they are waaaay to over priced at the moment.