In this classic Top Gear segment, Jeremy Clarkson takes the turbocharged Ford Focus RS out for a road test. Clip after the jump.

The engine, Garrett turbocharged and good for 212 horsepower–an increase of 42 horses over the U.S.-spec SVT Focus–has a gruff, throaty edge that’ll hit all the right notes with hard-core drivers. It goes strong from low revs, spearing forward through five gears as the blower spools up between 3500 and 6000 rpm. It feels urgent, spiky, and very fast. The Quaife differential copes admirably with the power, although torque is limited to 177 Ib-ft in first and second

In this classic Top Gear segment, Jeremy Clarkson takes the turbocharged Ford Focus RS out for a road test. Clip after the jump.

The engine, Garrett turbocharged and good for 212 horsepower–an increase of 42 horses over the U.S.-spec SVT Focus–has a gruff, throaty edge that’ll hit all the right notes with hard-core drivers. It goes strong from low revs, spearing forward through five gears as the blower spools up between 3500 and 6000 rpm. It feels urgent, spiky, and very fast. The Quaife differential copes admirably with the power, although torque is limited to 177 Ib-ft in first and second