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HYPERHATCH ROYALTY? The new Ford Focus RS is powered by a 2.3-litre engine producing 257kW/440Nm, thankfully it has four-wheel drive. Image: Wheels24

Cape Town - If you had a new Ford Focus RS to yourself for a couple of hours, what would you do?

I suspect you would rise early while most of the city is still in their slumber, dress hastily and wash down a cup of coffee before heading to a quiet piece of road to revel in the sonorous growl of its 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine.

Infectious 'fake' exhaust note

With the 257kW/440Nm, the most powerful RS might seem like a handful, but thanks to a complex four-wheel drive system and torque vectoring, you're able to hustle along at alarming pace. 

You'd dial the R699 900 hyperhatch into Sport mode which evokes ferocious blips from the engine and you'll hang on tight and grin at the blistering pace of this RS...that's exactly what I did. 

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