The 2016 Ford Focus RS is the Fastest-Accelerating Ford RS Model Ever

Boasting a maximum speed of 165 mph, the new Focus RS reaches 62 mph in 4.7 seconds.
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2016 Ford Focus RS
2016 Ford Focus RS
BURNS HARBOR, Ind. - Sept. 22, 2015 - PRLog -- Shaped with light-weight materials along Ford’s advancements in aerodynamics, performance, and fuel-efficiency, the new Ford Focus is the latest in a long line of Ford RS models. Coming off the heels of the very successful 2015 Ford Focus, Ford is looking to have the new RS break new ground in regards to performance. They’ve recently released the latest numbers for the next iteration of the popular hatchback, and Burns Harbor fans are sure to be impressed.

Dave Pericak, Director of Ford Performance, said, “The all-new Focus RS will bring the legendary nameplate to a new generation of global customers for the first time.” Pericak also stated the Focus RS…delivers stunning performance and innovative technology at a price that will make both enthusiast consumers and premium automakers look twice.”

The Focus RS is outfitted with Ford’s new 2.3L EcoBoost engine, which generates up to 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. While this high-powered engine plays a large role in the Focus’s speed capabilities, it’s just one of many aspects. The 2016 Focus RS is the first of its kind to include launch control technology – an electronic aid that boosts acceleration smoothly, safely, and with little to no mechanical stress.

Ford Performance AWD and Dynamic Torque Vectoring are also included with the 2016 Ford Focus RS. This unique combination produces excellent traction control during fast acceleration, resulting in the never-before-seen numbers.

Configurable AWD further improves acceleration and handling by allowing Focus RS drivers to optimize the vehicle’s performance based on track or driving conditions. Normal, sport, track, and drift modes adjust AWD, damper controls, steering and engine response, stability control, and exhaust sound. This feature ensures the most appropriate power and handling combinations are always employed.

Residents of Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Valparaiso, and the greater Indiana area interested in learning more about the 2016 Ford Focus RS should contact Lake Shore Ford for more information. Call them at (877) 834-5956, or visit their Burns Harbor dealership at 244 Melton Road.


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