Friday Video – Porsche Cayman GT4 vs. Ford Focus RS

Ok, there’s a little bit of artistic licence used in the title for today’s feature. But we do have ‘in-action’ footage of two of the hottest new cars from this week: the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Ford Focus RS. 

Ford Focus RS v Porsche Cayman GT4

Both of these caused the Twittersphere to descend into meltdown it seems, especially Porsche officially announcing the Cayman GT4 just as everyone was going to bed. Thanks for that Zuffenhausen. So, without further ado, here’s the very yellow GT4 in a video showing a distinctly German sense of humour:

Although there’s not a huge deal of on-track footage, it’s safe to say the Cayman GT4 sounds rather awesome, and also appears to go sideways rather happily. On a side note, the video was made with the help of Skynamic – the firm responsible for the epic drone-cam video from the 2013 Monte Carlo rally. It’s worth checking out their website for the ‘intro’ movie alone.

Ford have taken a slightly less subtle approach for the Focus RS, employing Ken Block – of Gymkhana ‘hooning’ fame – to, well, hoon about in their new superhatch. Block has been taken on by Ford as a consultant, so we can expect the Focus RS to come with a free clip-on beard and pair of DC shoes. Maybe. We could mention something snarky about WRC too, but we’ll be kind on this occasion.

The video was obviously filmed before the official unveiling, hence the disguised bodywork, as Ken rips around Ford’s Cologne factory. Fun fact – the Focus isn’t actually produced at the Cologne plant, but at the Saarlouis factory instead; be sure to tell your friends that. Like the GT4, it’s clear the Focus RS is very capable of going sideways and makes a lot of noise too.

We’re tempted to ask which would you pick but, with the mid-engined coupe costing more than twice what the Focus RS probably will, it’s kind of an unfair question.

2 comments

  1. Snobs and posers will go for the GT4, competitive drivers will go for the RS. A $40k difference is a $40k difference…not to mention the AWD.

  2. “Porsche is the most profitable automaker in the world”…TRANSLATION…”Porsche makes the most over-priced automobiles in the world”. I’ve never bought a car for any reason other than pure performance, so I’d go with the RS. Spending radically more for the same performance isn’t just snobbery…it’s stupidity. But the comparison really needs to be made between a 2016 Cayman or 718, and a 2016 AWD Focus RS.

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