MK1 Ford Focus RS - finally I get it

Martyn Collins

In case you hadn't realised, Ford of Britain is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. On the recent Focus launch in Scotland, Ford brought us along a selection of landmark cars for us to sample.

One of these cars was the original Focus RS, a car I must admit fell off my radar when it was launched back in 2002. This was probably down to the fact that I didn't have the chance to drive it at launch, so I was keen to give it a go and find out what the hype is all about.