Autocar had a shootout between the beloved Ford Focus RS and the monster Nissan GT-R on real world roads, where the RS would indeed have a chance in give Godzilla a good go for it’s money. The result? They’upshot rather to have the RS.
The Focus RS is no match for the GT-R on The ‘Ring, where the ponderous government and sophisticated AWD setup gives the Nissan a unmixed advantage over the FWD, 300 HP Ford.
Take the two out to more awful back roads in the English countryside and it’s a slightly different story. Whereas the GT-R is all about the controlled distribution of force, the Focus RS is all about confident fun.
As a real world daily driver on narrow roads with digest drop-offs and few long straights, the Focus RS wins out in terms of experience. Source: Autocar