The all-new Ford Focus RS, unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, is a peculiar thing. In many ways it deviates from the classic hot hatch recipe. But it also introduces so many new things, one gets the idea maybe others have been doing it wrong all these years!
A true hot hatchback, we’ve been told, must be simple and straight forward: two doors, a peppy little engine, light weight body, and enough electronics to stop you from killing yourself. The new RS is none of those things. It is the exact opposite. Check it out:
There are many new technology featured packed in the 2016 Ford Focus RS; so much so that it really is a rival for the Porsche 911 than contemporary hot hatches like the new Civic Type R. But there are some techy features in this car we are looking forward to know more about; features such as the built-in drift mode. It is one of the four driving modes available to choose. The system is a specially developed calibration for the AWD system which modifies the torque distribution to help the driver achieve controlled oversteer drifts. Sounds interesting, but we have to see it in action to believe it really works.