The most impressive thing about the 2016 Ford Focus RS isn’t the Drift Mode or the fact that it’s stupidly fast on track without showing any sign of understeer. What you’ll really love is how refined and easy it is as a road car. No hot hatch ticks all the boxes quite like Ford’s does—and rejoice, for this Euro legend…
For all their fancy all-wheel drive gizmos, the new 2016 Ford Focus RS boasts one thing the other hot hatchbacks just don’t have: it has a mode that basically lets it drift on command. And it turns out it’s really easy to use.
In Europe, the 2016 Ford Focus RS produces 324 foot pounds of torque, according to the government. In reality, it gives you the full 350 all the time and will light up its tires mid-corner have you decided to switch off the traction control. But you can, and that’s important.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS: all-wheel drive, 2.3 liters, four cylinders, 350 horsepower, 350 pound-feet of torque... minus 100 Euros.
The upcoming Ford Focus RS launch is just the newest RS hotness to grace this planet in the last 40 years. Ford just dropped a handy informational site detailing the history of its performance models, as well as this handy graphic. See it in full after the jump.
The 2016 Focus RS is almost at a Ford dealership near you, so it’s time to learn how to push this 350hp all-wheel drive hatchback into ‘controlled oversteer drifts’, with stunt driver and friend of the BBC Ben Collins himself.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS, will all of its 345 horses, isn’t even on sale yet, but already there’s random and interestingly-sourced speculation that the big blue oval might make an even hotter one. Will they? Who knows. Would it be awesome? No! It’d be bad! Awful! A monstrosity!
Ford should have no concern for demand of their new super-hot hatch 2016 Focus RS. According to UK pre-orders, the company has sold over 1,000 models since the car’s unveiling just last month. That’s what happens when you fit a button labeled “Drift Mode” to a car.
The new Ford Focus RS Comes with a Stall Recovery feature that will help you look like less of a jackass after you cut the engine out with the clutch pedal, but it won’t stop you from stalling. Here’s how it works.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS is set to be a drift king—it even has a button for getting sideways. But now we know that to help with the slidey bits, the little but nut will pump out a ridiculous 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, which is way more than the initially-anticipated 320 HP, and up even from recent…
Even though we haven’t driven it yet, we’re already falling in love with the 345-horsepower Ford Focus RS, mostly because of its DRIFT MODE button. But here’s something else to make you fall in love with it. It’ll get to highway speeds in 4.7 seconds, according to Ford, and will keep going all the way to 165 MPH.
We know almost everything about the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS, except the price. According to what looks like a Ford configurator website still in QA testing that is very different than what is found on Ford.com, the hottest of Focus hatches will have a starting price of $35,730. A fully loaded car will set you back…
“Been a while since I’ve heard some news on the Ford Focus RS,” you might be saying. “What’s up?” I’ll tell you what’s up — 345 horsepower is what’s up.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS is not in production. (Not yet, anyway.) That sort of explains why this production-spec 2016 Ford Focus RS cost something in the area of half a million dollars.