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Jan 31, 2015 - 6:06 AM - by stDan

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Being Schooled in a Ford Focus RS and F-150 Raptor; Fun With Someone Else’s Tires

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:43 AM - by Hoonigan
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Buying a performance car comes with a free day at the Ford Performance Racing School in Utah

by Alisa Priddle, 27 April 2017

It is hard to beat this free gift with purchase. With fabulous mountains as a backdrop, the Utah Motorsports Campus (formerly Miller Motorsports Park) in Tooele, Utah, offers the use of hot cars and trucks, professional tracks and instructors, and access to high-speed desert trails and off-road terrain. It is home to the Ford Performance Racing School, and a day of instruction and safe-but-crazy fun is included in the price of a Ford performance vehicle. For buyers of a Focus or Fiesta ST, that has included the Mustang GT 350 Track Attack program and the ST Octane Academy.

Ford has expanded the program to include the RS Adrenaline Academy to celebrate the launch of the 2017 Focus RS in North America. This is the first year of the Raptor Assault program for the performance F-150. Other performance carmakers offer driving schools, but jumping into the off-road performance arena is something Porsche and others have not yet added to their driving schools.

Sessions are underway now. Whoever is out there today is having a blast. We know that because Ford gave a small group of journalists a sample of what buyers experience. It’s usually a two-day program, but it was condensed into a single day for us. We still got a taste of how the program builds from basics for the first-timer to tips for the advanced driver.

This is not race certification, says Jim Owens of Ford Performance marketing. It is an opportunity for customers to learn what their vehicle can do, gain skills and confidence, and fuel an addiction that might spur them to find a local autocross, track, or off-road trail. “It’s an experience, not a classroom,” Owens says.

The morning was devoted to the 2017 Focus RS with its 350-hp 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that also generates 350 lb-ft of torque. It starts with classroom time to go over the fundamentals of why cars perform the way they do and a description of the reaction to each... [Read More]
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2017 Ford Focus RS POV review – first impressions (video)

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:46 AM - by Paolo
April 26, Brett Davis



This is the quickest-accelerating Ford production car available in Australia right now. Yes, the mighty Ford Focus RS has been an instant hit with Ford fans and hot hatch fans ever since it launched last year. What’s it like to drive? That’s what we’re here for.

One of the best things going for the Focus RS in Australia, in our opinion, is its value proposition. Prices start at just $51,990, which makes it an incredible bargain. There aren’t many cars on the market at the moment in this price range that can accelerate quite like the RS.

You have the beloved Volkswagen Golf R, which is priced from $52,990, but it comes with a measly 2.0-litre turbo producing 206kW against this Ford’s 2.3-litre turbo developing a cracking 257kW and 440Nm. That’s a serious amount of power for a four-cylinder, and for a small hatchback.

Out on the road you’ll feel it. The torque is especially forceful, bringing you up to speed effortlessly. Power sent to all four wheels also means there’s no letup in traction, so can can just nail the throttle and it takes off. Handling and braking are also kept in check thanks to some bespoke components developed by Ford’s performance division, inspired by motorsport.

We won’t spoil the full review and 0-100km/h video which is coming soon, but check out our first drive, first impressions video below for more of an idea on how it drives.

2017 Ford Focus RS POV review ? first impressions (video) | PerformanceDrive
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All Fours: From Track to Mountain Peak at Ford’s Focus RS and Raptor Driving Schools

Apr 25, 2017 - 1:42 AM - by Paolo
APRIL 24, 2017 AT 3:54 PM BY TONY MARKOVICH


At their cores, Ford’s Focus RS hatchback and F-150 Raptor super pickup are tools–tools designed to perform at the highest levels on- and off-road, respectively. Unlike the far more common vehicles from which they’re spawned, they’re capable of being pushed to limits most drivers aren’t necessarily equipped to reach. Of course, capability is pointless if the wielder of said tool doesn’t know how to exploit it. Enter Ford Performance Racing School, where instructors are tasked with making sure the tools aren’t wasted by the people purchasing them.

With every purchase of a Ford Performance vehicle such as the RS and Raptor, the buyer gets a free course at the school. Travel and lodging are not included, but vehicles, fuel, and tires are part of the deal–so you won’t have to drive your own baby. It’s kind of like every car and truck has a Willy Wonka golden ticket in the glovebox, except instead of a guided factory tour with Mark Fields in a top hat, owners get a full day of professional training and practice at a top-of-the-line facility.

There are currently five vehicles you can purchase that qualify you for four different Ford Performance schools. The Focus RS opens up the RS Adrenaline Academy, the Fiesta and Focus ST the ST Octane Academy, the F-150 Raptor the Raptor Assault, and the Mustang GT350 and GT350R the GT350 Track Attack. The Raptor and RS are the most recently introduced, so Ford invited us to northern Utah to get a taste of these programs.

The exclusive home base for Ford’s programs and our venue was the 511-acre Utah Motorsports Campus, which opened in 2006 in Tooele, Utah, under the Miller Motorsports Park name. The facility includes an Alan Wilson—designed road course and has hosted events under the NASCAR, American Le Mans, Pirelli World Challenge, FIM Superbike World Championship, AMA Superbike, and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series banners, among others. The Ford programs are typically full-day affairs, but the plan for us media was to cram as much of both RS and Raptor programs as possible into a single day.

Learning to Kick RS

The morning was devoted to the Focus RS curriculum,... [Read More]
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