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.
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.