Promoted: Ford Focus RS vs Escort RS Cosworth

There is an intrinsic quality in the DNA of a Ford Performance car that spans the years. The Focus RS and the Escort RS Cosworth may seem that they are a generation of difference. However, the two cars offer a similar way heady dose of turbo power, delivered through a rally-bred four-wheel-drive.

The biggest changes have occurred under the skin. The modern Approach RS account with more than 100bhp more than the Escort RS Cosworth with its high-technology 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine, while the advanced driving modes, stability control and adjustable dampers offer a greater degree of control and customization, with a greater participation of the unit and a more refined ride.

As the ex-pilot of rally and World Rallycross presenter Andrew Coley explains, however, these two hot hatch legends are clearly part of the same success of Ford’s Performance line of blood.

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