21. Ford Focus RS
If you come from a generation and grew up on those pioneering hot hatches, you probably want the new Focus RS. It’s one of the best hot hatches. This is probably not your typical midlife crisis car, but it is one of the most interesting and fun cars on this list.
Under the hood of the new Focus RS is a 2.3-liter turbocharged unit pumping 345 HP to all four wheels. The performance is incredible because 0 to 60 mph takes only 4.7 seconds with top speeds of 165 mph. Simply looking at this furious compact will tell you it is a genuinely fast Ford. They packed the Focus RS with innovative and advanced technology.
It includes an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, special driving mods, and a host of electronic aids and systems. However, Ford kept the six-speed manual as the only transmission option since it wanted to make the RS a true rally car for the street.