Based on numbers alone, the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS looks to be a very potent hot hatch. Not only does it out-muscle competitors in the segment but does so at a comparable price, too. Unfortunately, the RS isn’t set to arrive in the US until next spring, which only leaves the configurator to play with in the meantime. For ravenous fans that yearn to learn more about the high-performance model, Ford is now launching an eight-part documentary series titled Rebirth of an Icon that delves into the development of this ultimate road-going Focus. CHECK OUT VIDEO HERE.
The first episode, premiering September 30, appropriately starts at the beginning, and according to Ford, it includes Ken Block sliding around in an early prototype. Additional entries will come each week thereafter to highlight track tests, extreme weather trials, and more. For an early peek behind the curtain, the trailer above shows some of the highlights from the series, including a few seconds of Block behind the wheel.