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Tanner Foust recently saddled up in the Ford Focus RS 500 for a quick blast around the Nürburgring and brought a camera crew along for the ride. We were hoping to watch the hot shoe cane the life out of the 350-horsepower hatchback around the world's most infamous road course. Unfortunately, that's not what we got. Foust appears to have been held up by traffic on more than one occasion, and while he was able to stretch the Focus RS 500 to around 150 mph on at least two occasions, we weren't treated to any nail-biting footage. Well, that's not entirely true. Had we been the motorcycle rider Foust was tailgating, we would have likely found the TV star in the paddock later on and had a few choice words on topics like following distance and contact patch ratio.

Still, Foust has nothing but glowing praise for the hottest Focus of them all despite the vehicle's front-wheel drive tendencies. Hit the jump to check out the clip for yourself.



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      kostkac09
      • 3 Years Ago
      3 wheel motion at 1:33. I loved the way he comes up behind the 430 Scud and then just cuts the inside line on him. Pretty impressive for a front wheel drive car.
      poorboywrx
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope no one shows Tanner that clip from Fifth Gear :-)
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
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        evannever
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        You just listed some really entertaining drivers who are bringing fans to motor sports from other venues. There are a lot of things practiced outside the U.S. that I care less about. Your choice of drivers and female circumcision come to mind first.
        Tolitz Rosel
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        You obviously don't know much about Foust's achievements if you think his only claim to fame is X-Games... which makes you a not so credible source of commentary :)
        AP1_S2K
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        nice, knocking people for trying to achieve something. I know what list Andre Neves is on.
      wemmons
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really can't stand Tanner Foust.
        EvilTollMan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @wemmons
        Disagreed, he is a very modest person. With skill that puts him at the top with some of the worlds best drivers.
          pwr2lbs
          • 3 Years Ago
          @EvilTollMan
          He is an amazing driver! But I agree that I hate listening to him, he is just dull and monotone.
      Professor AMG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tanner is such a boring (fill in the blank). During three separate filmings of Top Gear, this guy could only carry a conversation for 5 seconds before he went silent and spaced out as if he dropped acid and saw a dragon fly behind me. PS. fantastically fun car.
      good
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, rather see a Fiesta WRC or even an S2000 on track and not that old FWD car. Get with the new and up to date.
      pwr2lbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bla, bla, bla!!! F you Ford! I mean I love you, But seriously F you for always doing this to your sport compact fans!
      Christopher
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah, that was a pretty laim clip.
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Christopher
        Christopher: That was a pretty lame attempt at spelling the word LAME.
      Erik
      • 3 Years Ago
      How this man has fans is beyond me. Very gentlemanly approach on that two-wheeler! When he wins an actual race in a series that matters, I'll understand how he became pseudo-famous. Until then, it will remain a complete mystery.
        Frankie Rose
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Erik
        Its guys like you who scare me while riding motorcycles.... Plus it's his first time at the 'Ring. And his still managing 150+ in corners. And in traffic. His got my respect for that.
      Kyle Potter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Guy in the Ferrari didn't know he was taking on Tanner Foust.....
      Patrick Johnson
      • 3 Years Ago
      OK, I admit that both Ken Block and Tanner Foust are always going to be better drivers than me. What I don't get is how popular those two got without winning a thing. At least Tanner jumped that truck for a world record, I guess. Block makes nice YouTube videos and that's about it. I am jealous he got to drive the ring. Something I have always wanted to do...
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Patrick Johnson
        Without winning a thing? Tanner Foust is a 2-time Formula D Champion and 2-time X Games RallyX gold medalist.
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