8. Ford Focus RS
The first generation Focus RS had a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 220 HP, but it was a limited production model and not available in the U.S. The second generation had a five-cylinder engine, but it’s the third one that is most notable. It has one of the most powerful four cylinders on the market, and for the first time, it’s available as a regular production model to American car buyers.
Under the hood of the new Focus RS, there is a 2.3-liter turbocharged unit that delivers 345 HP to all four wheels, making the Focus RS a capable hot hatch beast. The performance is incredible since get from 0 to 60 mph takes only 4.7 seconds. And its top speed is 165 mph. This kind of performance deserves special packaging.
So, the Focus RS has a unique front spoiler, bulging fenders and side skirts. Simply looking at this furious compact will tell you that this is a genuinely fast Ford. However, if you are in the market for a fast and brutally capable Ford Focus RS, you better hurry. Ford plans to end its production this year, so buy it while you still can.