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    Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #410 LIVE!
    Mercedes-Benz GLE, the next Audi Q7, 12 Performance Fords by 2020 1418682720

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #410 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Official: Ford promises 12 new global performance vehicles through 2020
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    Ford just keeps rolling out the big announcements today. We've already told you about the next-gen Focus RS coming to the US and the upcoming Sync 3 infotainment system. And this latest one should perk up the ears of racing fans or anyone who enjoys an enthusiastic drive (basically, all Autoblog ...

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    Confirmed: Ford Focus RS will go global, come to US
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    "We are transforming our approach to performance." – Mark Fields Ford will launch a new high-performance Focus RS around the world, including the United States, company CEO Mark Fields confirmed at a press conference Thursday morning. It is expected to debut in January at the Detroit ...

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    Report: Ford Shelby GT350R, GT successor, F-150 Raptor and more rumored for Detroit debut
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    According to a pair of reports from Hearst's car mags, Car and Driver and Road & Track, Ford has a whole mess of good stuff on deck for the Detroit Auto Show in January. And it all sounds awesome. First, expect to see a hotter version of the Shelby GT350 in Detroit, likely called GT350R. ...

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    Rumormill: US Ford Focus RS to be imported from Europe
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    Rumors about the forthcoming Ford Focus RS are flourishing into what sounds like a very impressive new hot hatch. The latest scuttlebutt gives the first indication about when we might see a few of these fast Focuses on roads here in the US. Unnamed insiders reportedly confirmed to The Truth ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Focus RS ready to make our hot hatch dreams real
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    Ford's current hot hatch siblings the Fiesta ST and Focus ST are already two pretty great entries into the segment, but there's always a desire for a little more. Thankfully, it looks like the Blue Oval is ready to satiate that need because it's continuing to test the even more powerful Focus RS ...

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    Report: 2016 Ford Focus RS may yet be AWD, US sales likely
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    When it comes to forbidden fruit, few vehicles are spoken of in as hushed a tone as the Ford Focus RS. The turbocharged, five-cylinder hot hatch could only be seen from afar by American customers as it tore up the roads of Europe. And while it's safe to say that Ford's Yankee fans are quite happy ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford spotted testing new Focus RS at the Nürburgring
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    Ford is expected to be launching a revised version of the Focus ST soon, but the latest snapshots from our spy photographers at the Nürburgring suggest that the Blue Oval is already working on an even more potent example: the new Focus RS. Though the partially disguised test mule is wearing ...

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    Spy Shots: 2016 Ford Focus RS mule spotted on US soil
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    Okay Ford, this is what we like to see. One of our intrepid spy photographers has captured a vehicle that we weren't even sure would see the light of day – the next Focus RS. While this is pretty clearly a mule based on the current Focus ST, as our spy points out, there are a number of ...

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    Report: Ford will probably never offer two RS models at the same time
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    Autocar has some sour news for fans of go-fast Ford products. According to Roelant de Waard, Ford's president of marketing in Europe, the automaker will probably never offer more than one RS performance model for sale at the same time. That statement runs contrary earlier rumblings that suggested ...

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    Report: Next Ford Focus RS could see 330 horsepower
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    Here's some fun news. Auto Express reports the next-generation Ford Focus RS could pack as much as 330 horsepower courtesy of a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. That's a substantial jump over the 247 hp found in the new Focus ST. Matthias Ton, the chief program engineer for global ...

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    Rumormill: 2015 Ford Focus RS to get five doors, turbo four and active noise cancellation
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    Engines keep getting smaller, but that doesn't mean they're getting weaker. Case in point: Ford, which is developing a new 2.3-liter four with turbocharging and direct injection. It's rumored to go into the Mustang in a couple of years, but sources from across the pond (read: Hot Hatch country) ...

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    Report: Ford confirms next-gen Focus RS
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    We're waiting patiently – very patiently – for the 2012 Focus ST to show up in the showroom of our local Ford dealership. Meanwhile, our friends around the world have been able to play with the top-tier Focus RS, and they're already waiting on the next generation. They won't have ...

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    Video: Ken Block crashes his Ford Focus RS
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We can't seem to get enough of Ken Block's Gymkhana videos. The skill and exactness necessary to entertain us for but a few minutes of magical drifting confounds us, but the formula that leads to success for Block and his crew comes down to plenty of ...

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    Rumormill: Next Focus RS to get all-wheel drive with electric motors
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    Despite driving only the front wheels, reviewers have heaped praise on the current Ford Focus RS's handling and its ability to put 300 horsepower to the road thanks to some nifty suspension and driveline tricks. However, when the next-generation RS rolls into town (assuming that it becomes a ...

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    Ford of France releases 5 special edition Focus RS Le Mans editions
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    Ford Focus RS Le Mans Editions – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Across the pond, Ford is continuing to roll out a few tricks to keep the Focus RS tasty before its demise later this year. As such, it's unveiled five special edition models designed to commemorate its winning history ...

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    Ford Focus RS rolls off this mortal coil with WRC-style white wheels
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    Alas, poor Focus RS, we knew ye not at all. We're not sure which is the biggest tragedy – the fact that Ford never graced the U.S. with the joy that is the company's wild hatchback or that the three-door is already being sent out to pasture. Either way, buyers in the UK can now equip their ...

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    With the Focus RS500 sold out in UK, Ford creates official upgrade kit for RS
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    2009 Ford Focus RS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford committed an outright insult to humanity when it only produced 101 examples of the Focus RS500. Even at over $54,000 at current conversion rates, the cars sold out licked-split in the UK, leaving plenty of diehard Blue Oval ...

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    Ford Focus RS500 already sold out?
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    2011 Ford Focus RS500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Well, that didn't take long, did it? We knew the new 2011 Ford Focus RS500 would move fast, but not quite this fast. Powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder that produces 345 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque, Ford's hottest ...

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    Ford Focus RS500 hacks out onto the Internet ahead of schedule
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    2011 Ford Focus RS500 – click above for high-res image gallery
    We've been waiting patiently for the digital reveal of the stonking new Ford Focus RS500, but apparently others aren't quite so couth. According to one of our inside sources at the Blue Oval, the RS500's site was breached and ...

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