Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Video Tells the Story of the World’s First Ford Focus RS Taxi
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Video Tells the Story of the World’s First Ford Focus RS Taxi

Hot hatch is one Norwegian town's most famous cab

Alex Nishimoto
Jan 26, 2018

If you call for a cab in Odda, Norway, there's a chance you'll get to ride in "Blue Lightning," the Ford Focus RS hatchback owned and operated by cabbie and rallycross enthusiast Evald J stad.

J stad, a 36-year-old father of two, has put roughly 79,000 miles on his Focus RS in a year and a half by giving rides to locals and tourists visiting the Trolltunga cliff. The car is finished in the RS model's characteristic Nitrous Blue paint and rides on white O.Z. Racing wheels, making it pretty recognizable in the small town where the locals have given it the above nickname. In the five-minute video below, J stad talks about the joys of giving rides in a 350-hp turbo all-wheel-drive hot hatch.

2018 Ford Focus
$17,950 Base Model (MSRP) 25/34 MPG Fuel Economy
Ford Focus RS taxi 01 Photo 2/6   |   Video Tells the Story of the World’s First Ford Focus RS Taxi

His customers run the gamut, ranging from his kindergarten-age son to a 96-year-old local woman who prefers riding in the RS to taking public transportation. She even sits up front in the low-slung, heavily bolstered sport seats. But his son might be the most enthusiastic about riding in the RS, as he constantly asks his dad in the video to "give it gas!"

Check out the clip to hear J stad's story and see stunning footage of the Focus RS driving alongside some of Norway's most picturesque fjords.

Source: Ford

Ford Focus RS taxi 05 Photo 6/6   |   Video Tells the Story of the World’s First Ford Focus RS Taxi
By Alex Nishimoto
188 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Volkswagen will attempt to set a class record at Bonneville Speed Week with a modified Jetta.
Kelly PleskotJun 22, 2018
Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada says the model will have a turbo inline-6, hybrid variant, and a 50:50 weight balance front to rear, as well as double the body rigidity of the Toyota 86
Kelly PleskotJun 22, 2018
Finding out how good the family-friendly variant of the C-Class wagon truly is.
Benjamin HuntingJun 21, 2018
The Honda Civic Type R clocked a time of 2 minutes, 53.72 seconds at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
Kelly PleskotJun 19, 2018
On its 20th attempt, Toyota has finally won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Check out the details here.
Kelly PleskotJun 19, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP