With the beginning of the year 2016 has also started the production of the Ford Focus RS, one of the models most anticipated and most passions has risen since its introduction, almost a year ago. The first units of this sports car are coming out of the Ford plant in Saarlouis (Germany). Since it opened the term of orders in September, have already been made more than 3.100 reservations in the firm.
In this way it binds to other models of high performance that the american brand is already sold in Europe. Among them are the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS and the Mustang and Ford GT that are manufactured in the U.S. Is expected to sold 41.000 unidades of these models in Europe in 2016, while in 2015 it is sold 29.000, assuming a 40% increase. Ford Performance also plans to have 12 sports models in the range by 2020.
More 250,000 people have set up a Focus RS in the websites of Ford and it should not surprise us. Many dream with this compact driven by the motor 2.3 EcoBoost four-cylinder. With its 350 HP and 440 Nm of torque is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds. In addition there are various driving modes that make the vehicle more exciting.
as shown in video, where the very Ben Collins (ex-Stig of Top Gear) gets behind the wheel to explain how the four modes are Normal, Sport, Track and Drift. The Normal does not need to give explanations, in terms of the Sport already begins to be modified the response of the engine, steering, sound of the exhaust and all-wheel drive system. In the Track, the behavior is even more aggressive and in addition is disconnected partially the ESP and stiffens the suspension. We ended up with the Drift Mode, where what works most is the awd system, sending more power to the rear wheels and allowing it to slip in a controlled manner.
Source – Ford
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