Waving the Flag
A US Focus RS owner shares his thoughts on Ford’s hottest hatch
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
From the moment we learned the Focus RS would arrive on US shores, we’ve been excited for the hot hatch to usher in a new era of Ford Performance in the US. Once we rode in one, the experience confirmed this car was definitely something special. And, now, for those lucky enough to have ordered one, the dream is becoming a reality.
Jackson Gilmore waited eight months since ordering his RS. The moment he got the call that it had arrived, Jackson took the afternoon off so he could get behind the wheel.
“Learning that [my Focus RS] was going to be on one of the first boats to the West Coast, it became real,” he said. “Out of the blue my dealership called me and they said ‘Hey, your RS is here, so I sent an email to my boss that said, ‘Hey, I ordered this car eight months ago, I’m taking a half day today,’ and I just kind of walked out of work. I just bounced right then.”
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