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Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary Reveals Story Behind the All-New Ford Focus RS Rebirth of an Icon

· Ford video documentary series reveals development story of the all-new Focus RS performance car

· Rebirth of an Icon follows the highs and lows from design studio to worldwide premiere through extreme testing in the Arctic and Arizona and at the hands of RS consultant and Gymkhana superstar Ken Block

· The trailer for the series, which features Raj Nair, Fords group vice president, Global Product Development and chief technical officer, is available at

First of eight weekly episodes goes live on 30 September

WARLEY, Essex, 23 September 2015 From the searing heat of Arizona to the icy wastes of the Arctic, from design studio to the crash lab, Ford Motor Company is revealing the behind-the-scenes story of the all-new Focus RS.

Rebirth of an icon shows the development of the latest generation of an automotive icon through a warts and all video documentary series covering every stage of the vehicles evolution.

The inside story of the all-new Focus RS pulls no punches following the car across the world as Ford Performance engineers and drivers put it to the test under the scrutiny of RS consultant and Gymkhana superstar Ken Block and Fords group vice president for Global Product Development and chief technical officer, Raj Nair.

The Focus RS is a unique performance vehicle with an incredible heritage. This creates enormous expectation and intense pressure that demands teamwork, sheer determination and a single-minded focus on delivering the ultimate Focus, said Raj. This access-all-areas documentary perfectly captures what is at times a bumpy ride.

Eight weekly episodes start on 30 September:
· Episode 1: Project kick-off Ken Block and Raj Nair debate what the car should deliver, from behind the wheel of an early prototype
· Episode 2: Design and development Crunching crashes put the new design to the toughest of tests
· Episode 3: Hitting the road A 1,600-kilometre (1,000-mile) drive through epic terrain takes prototypes from high in the Rocky Mountains to the Arizona desert
· Episode 4: Test-track trials Block heads for Fords top-secret test facility, and indulges in some hooning
· Episode 5: Arctic extremes Winter testing in Sweden, and the team is under pressure to improve performance
· Episode 6: Power struggle Its all about performance, as the Ford manufacturing plant in Saarlouis, Germany, gears up for production
· Episode 7: Close scrutiny The day of the critical sign-off drive follows Blocks headline appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
· Episode 8: Final chapter Its time for the nail-biting management review

The all-new Focus RS is available to order now at £28,940 customer delivery in early 2016, with the UKs waiting list already topping 500 prospective owners before prices were announced last week. The car debuts new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for outstanding traction and grip with unmatched agility and cornering speed, and features a specially engineered version of Fords new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivering 350PS for 4.7-second 0-62mph acceleration.

Episode 1 (30-09-2015)

Episode 2 (07-10-2015)

Episode 3 (14-10-2015)

Episode 4 (21-10-2015

Episode 5 (28-10-2015)

Episode 6 (04-11-2015)

Episode 7 (11-11-2015)

Episode 8 (18-11-2015)


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You've not factored in the usual 'RS Delays'! :whistle: :laughing:
More money save up is the way I would look at that :nice:

The Videos should keep us going until around mid November. Then it will only be a minimum of 3 months wait after that til we get to own one :facepalm:
Record it and keep playing it.
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