Hammond drives the icons: Focus RS

One of the reasons is that we'll often talk about how a chassis is the key to a particular car's success or failure, but it's usually a bit of a nebulous, catch-all term for the bits that aren't suspension. In the RS, somehow, you can actually feel the chassis. You're aware that sitting there, feet slotted between the front wheels, hands on the small wheel and backside hovering a few inches off the deck, you are in command not just of an engine, brakes and steering, but of the chassis holding it all together. Of course, none of this is actually a surprise. As I said, the Focus RS surprises by delivering exactly what is expected of it.