Ford has raided the back catalogue to highlight its RS brand history ahead of the arrival of the 2016 Ford Focus RS. After all, the new Ford Focus RS is a pretty special thing especially given its price tag. What is even cooler is the new RS has a direct lineage to that entire RS heritage.
The video cuts together some of the best bits. It began in 1970 with the Escort AVO RS1600 RS Twin Cam. Ever since, Ford‘s been giving the Rallye Sport badge to all of its European rally cars, along with plenty of road going versions along the way. With the 2016 Focus RS, the hot-hatch moniker finally arrives stateside.
However in the end we are suckers for vintage race car footage, so sit back and enjoy these Ford RS’s in action!