The brand spanking new Ford Focus RS.
If you dream of driving a WRC Focus, this is as close as you'll get. For $30,000 US you can run over to Europe (since this beauty isn't available in the U.S.) and snag one. This baby is designed to emulate a WRC spec Focus as closely as possible while still remaining within the grasp of the average driver.
215 horsepower come out of the turbocharged engine. It's got an air-to-water intercooler. Here's a quote regarding the turbo system: "The intake system is fitted with a boost recalculation valve to minimise turbo lag. And it works. This engine likes to get up early and serve you breakfast with eggs sunny side up; 0-60 mph takes six seconds and the top speed is 144 mph."
I'm told that it corners better than the WRX, more like a Lotus, and is faster then the WRX or the Civic Type-R on any track. Wet weather handling is fantastic. It only has a 5-speed, but that's ok. It's geared more for acceleration and less for top end speed. Ooh, and it's got a starter button. :-)
It's the Rally Focus, for the lay person!
Markko Martin pilots a WRC spec Focus RS: