We’ve known about the upcoming Ford Focus RS for a few months, but this week, the AWD hatch made its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The all-new RS is one of many Ford vehicles focused on driving dynamics and high-end performance.
The Focus RS is powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine producing over 315 horsepower. Thanks to turbo-charged technology and new light-weight materials, this is the fastest, more powerful Focus ever. At the Geneva Auto Show, Ford also announced the RS will come with launch control, a new technology pioneered by the 2015 Mustang. Launch control allows for the wheels to spin in place before launching, which allows for faster and improved acceleration.
New to the RS, however, is drift control, a technology that allows to safely achieve oversteered drifts. Ford has added an improved AWD system, which is calibrated to the car’s electronic stability control. Along with the sports suspension, the performance AWD gives the RS unprecedented driving dynamics.
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