Americans screamed for years, imploring Ford: why should Europe get to have all the fun? By fun, we of course mean the Ford Focus RS, that certain version of the Focus that features the benefits of Ford’s performance know-how, all in a lightweight, compact–and extremely good-looking–package.
Until recently, our screams seemed to fall on deaf ears. But soon, the spring of 2016 to be exact, we’ll finally get what we wished for, and it’s everything we hoped for!
The newly redesigned 2016 Ford Focus RS is faster than any of its predecessors. To make that happen, Ford took one its innovative 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines and tweaked specially for the Focus RS. If Ford’s projections are correct, the engine will deliver exactly 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque, producing a top speed of 165 mph.
Knowing this, the performance numbers for the Focus RS may not be that surprising…but they should be just as impressive. The new 2016 Ford Focus RS goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds.
Often, our expectations of an exciting redesigned model can fall short. So it’s very nice to see that the new Focus RS should have no trouble exceeding any reasonable person’s expectations. See you in the spring!
You’ve got a date tonight, a filthy car, and an overwhelming sense of hopelessness.
Detailing your car might save the night. Here’s the plan…
First of all, start high and then go low. That way, if you rustle up any debris, it’ll fall to the floor where you’ll get it later.
Using cleaner appropriate for the dash, spray it on the nooks and crannies first. Use a toothbrush and Q-Tip to get out any dirt and grime that’s worked its way down into those hard-to-reach places. Sometimes vinyl surfaces have grain, so be sure and scrub out any grime in there too.
Not only will you need a vacuum cleaner or wet/dry vac, you can’t really do a thorough cleaning job with the appropriate attachments. They make all the difference in the world.
Remove all of the mats and vacuum the seats first, making sure to get between the seats and the center console, and between the backrest and the seat. Once you’ve vacuumed, go back and hit any stains with spot remover. Let it soak according to the directions and then scrub out.
Do the floors the same way. Remove all floor mats, vacuum thoroughly, and then tackle any stains. Do the same thing to floor mats.
The trick to doing a great job detailing your car is to get those hard to reach places. The only reason filth accumulates there is because we always ignore it! Hit it every time and it won’t be so bad.