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    • The 2016 Ford Focus RS will feature a 'drift mode' setting for the stability control

      Remember the official Ford Focus RS teaser video from January? The video featured Ken Block drifting the Ford Focus RS around which made for a really cool teaser and a great video. As it turns out, there is actually some substance to the drifting and Ford is making it possible for owners to mimic the drifts they saw in the video (on a private course naturally).


      The idea for a drift mode came from the development team. Dave Pericak, the director of Ford Performance, told Car and Driver, "We know what our customers love to do, and it was a case of ‘hey, wouldn't it be really cool to allow someone to have fun, and to use their driving skills, but still have a car that’s able to help when you need it?’ ”

      The system can send 70% of the power to the rear wheels (and 100% of that power to either rear wheel) and the stability control will bail you out if you get in over your head trying to get the rear sliding around. You can of course completely turn traction control off but if your name isn't Ken Block it is probably best to leave drift mode on just in case.

      So Ford Performance offers a factory line lock and now a drift mode. Ford certainly knows how to keep enthusiasts happy. Kudos to you Ford.

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