Ford Focus RS Getting Launch Control & Drift Mode

by Shane McGlaun
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I’m quite enamored of the new Ford Focus RS. I could totally see myself owning one, assuming they aren’t priced stupidly. In the low to mid-$30,000 range I am all in. Push it to the upper $30,000s and I’ll stick with a WRX, thanks. The Focus RS has already gone official with all the pics and power details.

Ford is now touting a couple features that it didn’t make much noise about initially. Those features are the launch control and a special drift mode. The car has four driving modes that are user selectable including normal, sport, track, and drift.

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In drift mode, the car sends more torque to the rear wheels making it easy to get it to go sideways, with all the sliding, oversteer action you want in a parking lot or the drift track. This is good news, it’s hard to drift an AWD car otherwise. Launch control does just what you think; it tweaks everything in the car for the fastest launch possible.

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