Can The Ford Focus RS Beat The Mustang In A Drag Race?

Can The Ford Focus RS Beat The Mustang In A Drag Race?

This is civil war – and it’s all Top Gear Magazine’s fault.

Tom Ford and Ollie Marriage, bigwigs at the mag, decided to pit two of Ford’s top performance dogs against each other in a brutal battle to the death. Well, to the finish line.

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This drag race is an interesting one. It’s all-wheel drive versus rear-wheel drive. Turbocharged four-cylinder versus big, naturally aspirated V8. The darling of UK enthusiasts versus that of America.

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Naturally, the 345bhp Focus gets a better start thanks to launch control and all-wheel drive, but can the 425bhp Mustang make up the gap?

There’s only one way to find out…

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