There’s a consequence to driving cars hard and pushing them to their limits. Motor Trend found that out in a big way when it caught a Ford Focus RS’s brakes on fire. You could say it’s the ultimate sign of vapor lock.
As you can see in the video below, this was part of a comparison between the Ford and the almighty Volkswagen Golf R. After racing the two hot hatches, doing a series of hot laps and put both through a timed challenge on a country road, the Focus RS proved to be the hotter vehicle, literally and figuratively.
If you want to see the fire portion without watching the whole video, go to 8:26 and start from there. It’s a short part of the video, but still funny to see. The rest of it is interesting as well, so just watch the whole thing.