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The 2016 Ford Focus RS’ Drive Modes Explained: Video

The 2016 Ford Focus RS’ arrival in showrooms everywhere is imminent, so now might be a good time to brush up on all the different drive modes available on the performance hot-hatch.

Enter Ben Collins – English racing driver, stunt driver, and formerly “The Stig” on the BBC’s Top Gear series. In the video above, he talks us expertly through all four drive modes of the 2016 Ford Focus RS: Normal, Sport, Track, and Drift. Switching between these four modes with a simple selector button, the driver can change the behavior of the steering, engine, exhaust, dampers, stability control, and even the on-demand all-wheel drive system (how torque is routed to each axle).

The 2016 Ford Focus RS will arrive on dealer lots starting this spring, with 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque on tap from a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. Mr. Ken Block of Gymkhana and rally racing fame served as a consultant during development of the hot-hatch, and we rather like the thought that he might have been crucial to the calibration of the Ford Focus RS’ new Drift mode.

You can learn everything you need to know about the 2016 Ford Focus RS’ drive mode options in the video above.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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