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The Ford Focus RS is no more, and as Ford pivots away from cars, the future of this lovable brute remains in question. With that sad reality fresh in our minds, we set about testing the RS – wearing the utterly appropriate Nitrous Blue paint it’s become known for – against the current star of the hot hatch segment, the Honda Civic Type R.

But while the Type R won that particular fight – sorry, spoiler alert – a week of testing with the Focus RS revealed a number of things that we’re going to miss when Ford’s angriest hatchback rides off into the sunset.

Here are the eight things we’ll miss most about the Ford Focus RS.

Remembering The Focus RS:

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