Friday, 27 May 2016
AUTOCAR AWARDS - Ford does the double, the Focus RS and it's Chief Engineer both take awards.
The Ford Focus RS now being delivered to first owners in the UK was lauded at tonight’s Autocar Awards. The third-generation Focus RS with all-wheel drive and 350PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, achieving 0-62mph in 4.7sec and capable of 165mph, was recognised with a five-star rating by Autocar – ahead of Golf R, Civic Type R, Audi RS3 Sportback and Mercedes-AMG A45.
Jim Holder said: “Tyrone was asked to reinvent an icon, and he and his team have achieved it in the most spectacular fashion, creating old-school thrills in a totally modern package.”
An online documentary series follows the highs – and lows – of engineering theall-new Focus RS for global sale in 42 countries. All episodes of “Rebirth of an Icon”, covering design studio to unveil and extreme testing in the Arctic and Arizona in between, are at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSDdJ-bq9Y18ODbtta-Qzumct4Ae4e1O3.