Ford is continuing its documentary with the new Focus RS by releasing the second episode.
Under the “Rebirth of an Icon” name, Ford has released the second episode of the documentary which is highlighting the newest hot hatch produced by the blue oval. This episode is focusing on the design and development process of the model in question and it is explaining that its new details aren’t just aimed toward being visually appealing but they are playing an important aerodynamic role as well. The crash testing processes of the new Focus RS are also being highlighted in this new episode and Ford is revealing the fact that it has destroyed no less than 28 cars.
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.
You can take a look at Episode 1 here.