Autocar recently went to test the Focus RS’s mettle against “proper” sports cars at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps track. Lo and behold, a Porsche Cayman GT4 passes them by and the chase begins!
Behind the wheel is Autocar senior staff writer Sam Sheehan and we can take a ride with him in the video below. Equipped with a set of optional Michelin Pilot Super Sports, the 350 hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is put to the test. Even with an impressive top speed of 165mph and 350 lb-ft of torque, the four wheels drive RS just couldn’t keep up.
But then again, it’s hard to compare the performance of a $35,900 hot hatch to a $85,595 Cayman GT4. The GT4 is packing plenty of heat with its 385-hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine and six-speed manual gearbox. 309 lb-ft of torque is sent to its rear wheels for a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds, enough to help the GT4 pull ahead.
Overall, the Focus RS faired quite well and the Porsche Cayman GT4 was in its sight for most of the chase.