Ford Focus RS

Video: Ford Focus RS teased ahead of UK Goodwood debut

Ford Focus RSThe new Ford Focus RS will this weekend make its UK debut in dramatic fashion – being driven by Ken Block up the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb.

Expect smoke. And sideways action. And… by the looks of a teaser video just released by Ford, rather a lot of noise, speed and excitement on top.

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed on MR

We’ve no idea how the feverishly anticipated Focus RS drives for, despite the intense clamour for all nuggets of news about it, Ford’s let nobody outside Ford inside the Focus RS.

Except, it seems, Block.

It has, however, been hard at work testing the new Focus RS at its Lommel test track in Belgium. If you can call getting it sideways and chucking it around a handling course ‘hard work’.

What struck us is just how mean the Ford Mustang Ecoboost-engine’d Focus RS sounds, though. It’s no anodyne, sanitised turbo motor, this, by the sounds of it. A bit of the Mustang’s flame-spitting crackle seems to have rubbed off.

Will this be the same in real life? Guess we’ll just have to wait for the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend to find out.

At least the spitting exhausts means we’ll be able to see where Block is through all the four-wheel tyre smoke that’s bound to ensue.

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