Frankie’s Garage: The Focus Black Edition

fordfocusblackeditionWhat is the Ford Focus Black Edition?  It’s not the hardcore Focus RS AWD or the peppy fun ST hot hatch.  It’s an affordable offering based on the Zetec S model with upgraded bits and parts with a mildly aggressive look.  The Black Edition features a 1.5L EcoBoost 180 horsepower engine and around 51mpg estimated.

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Frankie’s Garage: LEGO Technic 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

legotechnicporscheLEGO Technic and Porsche fans will enjoy this highly detailed Porsche 911 GT3 RS upcoming release on June 1, 2016.  The LEGO Technic – 40256 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will come in a special full-color box packaging with special collectors book about the history, the origins of the build and other details.

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Frankie’s Garage: The New Hot Hatches

fordfiestast2002016There maybe a plethora of supercars at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, but also the working man’s hot hatches.  The Ford Fiesta’s big brother, the 2016 Ford Focus RS is taking all the press coverage and car talk, but this new Ford Fiesta ST200 is no push-over.

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Frankie’s Garage: The King of Hot Hatchbacks

fordfocusrs2016The early reviews are in for Ford’s 2016 global 5-door hot-hatchback and it’s positive.  It’s ready to take on the Subaru, Honda and Golf hatches of the world.  The 2016 Ford now has an AWD drive system that acts like a RWD with drift capabilities.  The hatch can handle the roads and perform on the track.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Hot Ford RS Hatch

fordfocusrsNorth America will finally get a Ford Focus RS hot-hatch, due to a global launch of this all-new 2016 AWD rally-style street legal Focus RS.  If you’re a car fan, rally fan, Ford fan, RS fan or hot hatch fan, then check out this official Ford 8-part documentary of building and the making of the 2016 Ford Focus RS.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Ford Focus RS is Coming!

fordfocusrsThe rumors are true, the Ford Focus RS looks to dominate the hothatch world with global release.  No more Front-Wheel Drive, but this RS will be All-Wheel-Drive system.  EVO mag takes a look inside at the all-new Focus RS 5-door hatch.

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Frankie’s Garage: 30 Years of NISMO

nismo30Like many major car manufacturers who have their own in-house racing/tuning programs like AMG, the M Division, SVT, SRT, TRD, just to name a few, Nissan’s NISMO (Nissan Motorsports) celebrates 30 years.  This video by Nissan highlights NISMO – the past 30 years of amazing wins on the track and street legal tuned cars.

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Frankie’s Garage: Euro-Spec Fast Fords

fastfordsOn this side of the pond, usually what comes to mind when you think Ford racing cars?  The American pony, the Ford Mustang.  There is a different story in the UK and Europe, where they love smaller cars and rally performing hot hatches.  XCar Films gives us a little 4-1-1 on two iconic Fast Fords, in the ’80s the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth and in the ’90s the Ford Escort Cosworth.

Frankie’s Garage: Ford Fiesta ST

fiesta stXcar Films takes a look at Ford’s mini-hot-hatch, the Ford Fiesta ST.  In North America, we only get the 4-door ST, hopefully a 2-door model here or an Fiesta RS would be nice.

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