2016 Ford Focus RS-RX First Test Ever

De eerste tests met de 2016 Focus RS-RX hebben plaatsgevonden op M-Sports test gebied, een voormalig vliegveld ergens in de UK, Ken Block verteld ons over zijn belevenis rondom deze eerste tests met ‘zijn’ 2016 Focus RS-RX

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

M-Sport’s tarmac testing grounds (on an old airfield in the UK countryside) were today’s testing grounds for the new Ford Performance | M-Sport built Ford Focus RS RX racecar.

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

Anyone notice something unusual about this photo? Hint: it’s got a lot to do with my seating position in the new Ford Focus RS RX racecar. Which is absolutely ridiculous, in a good way, ha.

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

Things got a bit heated on the track. Braking-related things. Ha. Did some durability testing with the Ford Focus RS RX, it passed with glowing rotors.

2016 Focus RS-RX First Tes

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

Amazing to see all the little details that Ford Performance and M-Sport have engineered into this new Ford Focus RS RX racecar – from the bodywork, to the steering wheel, even down to the windows. This thing is really a piece of racing art.

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

One of my favorite things on my new Ford Focus RS RX racecar: this amazing steering wheel. So good. Much like. Which is nice, since I’m going to be looking at this at this thing a lot this year. Anyone catch the little Easter egg that M-Sport put in there for me?

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

Amazing detail on this new carbon fiber door card in my new Ford Focus RS RX. Have I ever mentioned how much I love carbon fiber???

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

Behind-the-scenes snap of Andreas Bakkerud talking to M-Sport test driver (and former WRC driver) Matthew Wilson about the new Ford Focus RS RX. Like typical racecar drivers, they are talking with their mouths and hands! Ha.

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

Here she is, full body-in-white and ready to be wrapped: the new Ford Focus RS RX racecar. I absolutely love this rallycross beast, and can’t wait to race it in just over a week in Portugal.

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

I love this thing… stoked to put many more miles on it this year!

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

2016 Focus RS-RX First Test

Source | Ken Block via Facebook

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