Police Forces Trial Ford Focus RS

Those of us 40 and over will remember this iconic photo. A Police specification RS200 pulling over an RS Cosworth  on the A12 in Essex. The photo op was of course a publicity stunt, the RS200 was never going to see service as a police car. Thirty years later though it looks like the Ford’s newest RS; the Focus RS might see active duty.

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Police Force’s in the UK already us in excess of 1500 vehicles are now trialing the Ford’s latest hot hatch. The Ford Focus which combines the practicality of a hot hatch and performance to rival that of a supercar  is an obvious choice as a pursuit car.

An advanced All Wheel  Drive system, acceleration of 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 165mph the Focus RS follows in the high performance footsteps of the RS 200 Group B Rally Car.

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