Focus RS vs Ken Block

June 29, 2015

Which is your dream duo – fish and chips, Holmes and Watson, John and Paul? We suggest you add another – Ken Block and Focus RS.

Pro-rally driver and YouTube legend Block was a consultant for the new version of our ultimate hot hatch. And he was showing off his handiwork this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Home to one of the world’s most famous hill climbs, the historic circuit saw thousands of visitors enjoying its homage to motor sport in welcome summer sunshine.

And this year one of the undoubted highlights was the sight, and sound, of the RS – newly revealed to be packing a 350 PS punch with 440 Nm of torque – accelerating up the track with Block at the wheel.

If that wasn’t enough to get the crowd excited, there was also the U.K. premiere of the Ford GT supercar.

Ready for its racing debut at Le Mans in 2016, the spectacular Ford GT shared our Goodwood stand with the iconic Ford GT40 – a model that delivered an historic 1 2 3 at the 1966 running of the race – and the exclusive 2005 Ford GT supercar.

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What’s more, former Top Gear “Stig” Ben Collins gave a European debut to the limited production Shelby GT350R Mustang.