Let’s say you have quite a few bucks stashed away, and you’re looking for a new high-performance toy. Sure, you’d love to have the budget of the big boys and stuff a former rally racer in your garage. That requires six or possibly seven figures. A dealership called Driver Source, located in Houston, Texas, has something that might fit the bill.
This is a 2004 Ford Focus, which has been given a massive shot of holycrapitsawesomenow. Under the hood is a 5.0-liter V8 that is pumping out 420 horsepower. The mill is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, and it sends the go-go-fast-now energy out to the rear wheels by way of a Ford nine-inch rear end.
If I had $79,900 sitting in the Hooniverse bank account, I’d be on a plane to Texas right now. Hopefully I’d have a few bucks left over to tone down the livery (I see this livery and I want it painted black…), bribe someone at both the DMV and the local smog place, and payoff my neighbors to ignore the noise every time I fire it up.
V8.RWD.Focus. I’m crying, laughing, drooling, and my head hurts… Texas, you win again.