The saviour of the modern fast Ford? Quite possibly. While the regular Focus wowed buyers and journalists from as early as 1998, we had to wait until 2002 before a proper performance version hit the streets.
But it was worth the wait, especially as we have been lucky enough to enjoy two distinct flavours of performance Focus ever since; ST models offer an unbeatable combination of fast-road fun and thrills alongside genuine everyday practicality, while the reintroduction of the RS brand brought back the uncompromising hardcore performance specials missing from Ford’s line-up at the turn of the century.
In this 100-page collector’s edition bookazine we look back at the full stories of the ST and RS models, coupled with an in-depth review of the Focus’s motorsport history, expert buying advice, tuning tips
and inspirational feature cars.
As we get ready to celebrate 20 years of the performance Focus, this special bookazine pays homage to one of the greatest fast Fords ever to hit the streets. It really is the modern performance icon.