RS offers used Ford Focus fans the feel of a supercar

Motorists considering buying a used Ford Focus may wish to spend a little more and buy the new RS, with driving it being the equivalent of an "abused moggy", according to one reviewer.

Tom Ford states in the Sunday Times that when a person accidently treads on a cat’s tail, the animal brings out its claws and flattens its ears back.

He argues that a similar aggressive streak is present in the Ford Focus RS, aided by its big spoilers and "cannon-sized exhausts".

Furthermore, Mr Ford comments that seeing and driving the vehicle is "akin to discovering the quiet, bookish bloke in the office gets a bit punchy of a Friday night".

Much of the car’s power is a result of the inclusion of a five-cylinder turbocharged engine, which has the capabilities of "showing a supercar the way home", according to Mr Ford.

He concludes that the car is not ultimately perfect but what stands out is that "it’s familiar", while being the type of car that could "irritate" a supercar owner.

The vehicle has a top speed of 163 miles per hour, can accelerate from standstill to 62 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds and has a fuel consumption of 30.5 miles to the gallon.

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