Norwegian Cabbie Thrills Locals With His Ford Focus RS Taxi

Norwegian taxi driver Evald Jåstad has become somewhat of a local legend, all thanks to the Ford Focus RS he uses to ferry locals and visitors around.

Jåstad has been using his Focus RS as a taxi for the past 18 months and in that time, has covered an impressive 127,000 km through the stunning surrounds near Odda, Norway.

Locals have nicknamed the Focus ‘Blue Lightning’ and it certainly looks the part. Beyond the blue paint, stickers and taxi light on the roof, Jåstad has also equipped his hot hatch with a set of rally-style white wheels and mudguards.

Being a Focus, the car is more than practical enough to carry up to four passengers, plus luggage. What’s more, it also acts as a thrilling working environment, allowing Jåstad to enjoy the class-leading handling offered by the car, while also providing his customers with the thrill of a lifetime.

Powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, the Focus RS delivers a healthy 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. When combined with an advanced all-wheel drive system and a six-speed manual transmission, 0-62 mph can be achieved in a brisk 4.7 seconds. That’s a hell of a lot quicker than most taxis.

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  • Lots of Respect

    I think it’s cool of him to show such respect for the 96 year old female customer.

  • xDRAN0x

    Is the gasket issue covered if you use your RS as a commercial car

    • John

      lol prob not.

  • Kaisuke971

    That’s beautiful, his story would totally fit in Initial D or something. Shit that’s main character material !

  • Mind Synthetic

    that pedo stash is pedo

  • Paul Webster

    Smooth roads, fantastic scenery. Nice lifestyle.

  • SWEET STORY BUT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT SQUEEZING INTO THE BACK SEAT OF A FOCUS THO.

  • Romanovich

    They have the speed limit 50 km/h what RS, for what?

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