Gearheads will be thrilled to know that the 2016 Focus RS is paired with a 6-speed stickshift
The 2016 Ford Focus RS is powered by a potent, athletic 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine
Heavily-bolstered, partial-leather Recaro sport seats keep driver and copilot in tune with the road
Track days and drifting are in reach by way of the more than 315 hp the Focus RS produces
Four driving modes allow operators to adjust the tuning to their exact specifications depending on setting
The Focus RS is crafted to be aerodynamic, with redesigns of the front grille and rear diffuser
Focus RS to Provide Thrills in the Alabama Hills
Few models, regardless of their particular segment distinction, can truly claim to be built with performance as its sole mission. The 2016 Ford Focus RS in Scottsboro AL is the rare vehicle that has been designed to dominate the road and track, so much so that legendary racers such as Ken Block have even taken notice. Powered by a 2.3L turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder that it shares with the legendary Mustang, the 2016 Focus RS reels off more than 315 horsepower, securing its places as the fastest vehicle in the Focus lineup and, most likely, in the entire compact segment.
The new Focus RS receives several performance features that make it so we can’t help but be enormously excited. Let’s start with the new Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, which will make this the best-handling Focus RS of all time. Dynamic Torque Vectoring delivers maximum traction with minimum understeer, so that drivers can now corner the highways and byways of Alabama with surgical precision.
The design of the Focus RS has also been enhanced, with the aerodynamics of the front grille and rear diffuser pairing with the unique spoiler to literally cut through any wind resistance it encounters. And, since the Focus RS produces zero overall lift, high-speed handling will now be more on-point than ever before.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS doesn’t cut corners so much as dominate them. Drivers can now configure their RS performance to suit their particular specifications, choosing from Normal, Sport, Track or special Drift mode. Each setting adjusts the settings for shock tuning, stability control, engine and steering response. Drivers can even activate launch control, then hit the gas and let the Focus RS show all other drivers who is boss. Then, when it’s time to slow down, the Focus RS brake system uses advanced cooling technology and front Brembo disc brakes to quickly bring you back to earth. It truly is something behold, and merely explaining it doesn’t even approach doing it justice.
The inside of the 2016 Ford Focus RS has been fully reimagined as well, with new Recaro Sport seats offering a heavily-bolstered, intuitive racing feel to connect you to the road and performance like never before. A unique instrument panel and sleek interior design make this a comfortable and accommodating ride, even at extreme speeds.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS is expected to arrive at dealerships like Harbin Automotive early in 2016, so keep posted and schedule your test drive today!