“Rebirth of an Icon” is back with Episode 1 from the documentary of the brand new Ford Focus RS.
A few weeks back we have been talking about Ford and the release of the documentary on the new Focus RS, which has been called “Rebirth of an Icon”, and now we are bringing you the first episode of the small series. This is featuring Ken Block and the Ford Group vice president of Global Product Development Raj Nair, taking a spin in a prototype, but rather than be spoilers, we will let you take a look at it, right below.
Episode 1: Project kickoff – Block and 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 Ford’s top-secret test facility and indulges in some “hooning”
Episode 5: Arctic extremes – Winter testing in Sweden shows the team is under pressure to improve performance.
Episode 6: Power struggle – It’s all about performance as the Ford manufacturing plant in Saarlouis, Germany, gears up for production
Episode 7: Close scrutiny – The day of the critical signoff drive follows Block’s headline appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Episode 8: Final chapter – It’s time for the nail-biting management review.