Tuesday, June 21, 2016
With all due respect to the R34 Skyline & Miata, the Hot Wheels Ford Focus RS is the gem of Batch M...
The general public doesn't get excited about a Ford Focus. And car nuts don't get excited for the typical Ford Focus. But the Ford Focus RS is a different story.
The world seems to be going bonkers for the RS and its Drift Mode. Lots of wannabe Top Gear hosts are utilizing their proper British pauses to highlight how cool the new Ford is. Our overseas friends already know how cool the hot hatches are, and we Americans are finally figuring it out. Thankfully the RS is coming here.
And in this, the apparent year of the Ford, it makes perfect sense to debut in the Hot Wheels line. We have seen the Shelby GT350R, the new Raptor, and the Ford GT is coming. This little Focus in Nitrous Blue may take the cake.
It is so nice to see such a clean, stock casting. Hot Wheels has given us some nice stock models of late, like the BMW M4, and it is cool to see. And this signature blue is a great debut. Look closely and you will see the RS logo in the grill. And, surprise surprise, it was designed by Mark Jones. The sleeper car in this batch was designed by Hot Wheels' sleeper designer. Mark has a magic touch, as the Focus clearly demonstrates.
Hopefully this model has a bright future, especially in stock form. Maybe a recolor in gunmetal grey with black rims? Maybe a premium version with full front and rear tampos and all black Real Riders? You can see where I am going.
Nonetheless, this is a most welcome addition to the line, and one that most definitely joins the collection. So yes, I can imagine the R34 Skyline and brand new Miata will get gobbled up when Batch M hits. Don't pass this one up though. It might end up being your favorite...