4. Ford Focus RS500
We love the Focus ST, not just because it’s a crazy 262-hp hot hatch, but because it’s the fastest one to reach North America yet. Meanwhile, Ford of Europe has been historically selfish with the RS models for some time, including the 2010 RS500, which packs an insane 350 hp and menacing styling.
Only 500 were built, and they sprint to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds although the real reward is probably the arm workout you get while trying to keep the car straight under full throttle. We missed out on this model, but at least there’s the ST. Ford is hinting that it plans to build another RS model in the near future, but hasn’t confirmed as much officially. Here’s hoping they bring it to the U.S. this time.