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2016 Ford Focus RS Hits the Ski Slope in Lithuania, Goes Winter Drifting

Dec 02, 2016 - 4:23 PM - by Hoonigan
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by Andrei Tutu, 2 December 2016

After we put the 2016 Ford Focus RS through its paces in our review and we saw the manic hatchback engaging in all sorts of shenanigans, the time has come for the fast Ford to showcase its winter car abilities.

One of the best parts of the Mk III Focus RS is that, unlike, say, a Mustang, which can only be used in winter conditions with serious efforts from the driver, the compact has no problem with snow and ice being thrown at it.

And what better way to demonstrate this if not unleashing the RS on a ski slope? The hot hatch recently went slippery climbing in Lithuania, with the machine being put to work on the Druskininkai Snow Arena.

One of the most generous indoor ski slopes in the world, the Snow Arena offered enough room for the uber-Focus the stretch its mechanical legs. As you can expect, no such stunt would be complete without some drifting, which is exactly what happened during the episode we have here.

Truth be told, the slip angles, as well as the velocity itself, could've been even more spectacular, but given the sheer appeal of the idea, we won't complain.

Speaking of which, as we discovered during the time we spent inside the Recaros of the Focus RS, the tail-happy nature of the car's all-wheel-drive does have its limitations. At times, you feel like the electronics kick in (even when disengaged), limiting the otherwise humongous sideways potential of the thing.

You can check out the 2016 Ford Focus RS snowy uphill (and downhill, for that matter) adventure in the piece of footage below.

Nevertheless, with the cold season having now taken over plenty of locations across the globe, we feel the need to ask you not to give in to any potential urges of pulling such stunts in traffic. Heck, some people didn't even need slippery surfaces to ruin their Focus RS toys.


First of all, it’s a Focus

You can take that as a positive or a negative. The “its just a Focus dude” side will point to its basic underpinnings and economy car interior as a down side. And they’re not entirely wrong; this car, which is easily $15,000 more than the 2014 Focus ST I had, has pretty much the same interior. It’s no luxury car, but the small changes with color-matched-to-the-exterior stitching on the seats and other places inside the RS really stand out as nice updates. The seats, Recaro-only, available in partial or full leather, are ridiculously good, although the same girth limitation applies to this car that applied to my Focus ST. Those too far over the 200 pound mark could feel a little confined.

Then again, the fact that this is “just a Focus dude” is an amazing feat of engineering. I experienced G-forces in the RS that I have not always felt in cars that retail for three to four times as much. This thing changes direction like a damn laser pointer being chased by a cat. It’s that nimble. With the “track only” drift mode selected, I... [Read More]
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Scott Sturgis' Driver's Seat: Ford Focus RS is fun enough to make up for its quality

Dec 02, 2016 - 5:01 AM - by Hoonigan
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by Scott Sturgis, December 2, 2016

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition vs. 2017 Ford Focus RS: Little racers, big fun?

This week: 2017 Ford Focus RS

Price: $40,255 as tested. A base RS can be had for $35,900. The RS2 package added 8-way power driver's seat and leather-trimmed Recaro seats; heated mirrors, front-seats, and steering wheel for $2,785.

Marketer’s pitch: “Exhilaration. By Design.”

Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the “outlandish turbocharged power; … extreme grip when going around turns; many high-tech options available” but not that “no automatic transmission (is) offered; rear legroom is tight for adults; the standard Recaro front sport seats might be uncomfortably narrow for some.”

Reality:
Now this is how a racer should be.

What a ride: Every once in a while, out of nowhere comes just …. a really fun machine to drive.

Sure, I expect it from a Jaguar. A BMW. A Miata.

But a Focus hatchback? I figured at best it’d be a cramped tuner with unforgiving suspension.

Need for speed: The RS should stand for rubber squealing, which used to happen when we were having fun in cars. It actually never happened, thanks to modern traction controls and all-wheel drive, but the RS still turned every S-curve and interstate on-ramp into a swinging good time.

Up to speed: The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine creates 350 horsepower — 40 more than the Mustang’s EcoBoost engine of the same size, and 50 more than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition. When pushed, the RS races to astonishing speeds in no time. Car and Driver claims a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds, actually 0.2 seconds slower than the Lancer Evolution Final Edition, but that seemed hard for me to believe.

Shifty: The six-speed manual transmission could actually be strained to keep up. I had to remind myself how to shift quickly to avoid losing momentum — and also to avoid hearing complaints from Mrs. Passenger Seat.
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