Ford has announced plans to release a new documentary series which follows the development and testing of the new Focus RS.

Ford has announced plans to release a new documentary series which follows the development and testing of the new Focus RS.

Dubbed “Rebirth of an Icon,” the eight episode series will kick off next week and show the model being subjected to everything from crash tests to cold weather testing.

According to Ford Group Vice President of Global Product Development Raj Nair, “The Focus RS is a unique performance vehicle with an incredible heritage. This creates enormous expectation and intense pressure that demands teamwork, sheer determination and a single-minded focus on delivering the ultimate Focus. This access-all-areas documentary perfectly captures what is at times a bumpy ride.”

As a refresher, the Focus RS features a  2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces 350 PS (257 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the all-wheel drive model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds

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