UK Police Tries Out Focus RS Hot Hatch, Brings Iconic RS200 Along

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It’s not something you expect to see when you are nailing it down the ...

It’s not something you expect to see when you are nailing it down the highway, but if you are in the UK, the flashing lights chasing you down might just belong to the new Ford Focus RS that was recently added to its fleet.

It’s not the first one they have had though. Back in the mid 80s they had one of the coolest and the fastest Fords made at the time, the RS200.

This was the very special car and is quite rare these days. It was the homologation special so that Ford could kick ass in Group B rallying.

As per the homologation rules there were 200 of the RS200 created, the first 1.8-liter version made 250 horsepower in road trim and 450 horsepower in race spec.

The small all-wheel drive car was the terror in rally races and later versions saw the capacity increase to 2137 cc with as much as 815 horsepower earning the car a reputation as being too fast to race.

The new Focus RS makes 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque and is the much bigger and heavier car, so on paper it’s not quite on par with the RS200, unless we are talking about the baby road-sped 250 horsepower version.

Check out the video below and decide which one the new Focus RS police car is racing against based on the above information and the results of the race.

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