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Racing/Stunt Driver Prestin Persson Drives The 2016 Ford Focus RS: Video

If you’re like us, and you can’t seem to get enough of the new 2016 Ford Focus RS, this video is for you.

In it, racing and stunt driver Prestin Persson takes the latest Ford Focus RS hot-hatch out for a spin at Ford’s Michigan proving grounds. Persson achieved some notoriety last year when she was used in Ford’s “Mustang Speed Dating” prank video, in which she went out for several “first dates” with men and scared the bejeebus out of them by driving super aggressively in the 2015 Ford Mustang.

Now, it’s the 2016 Ford Focus RS that she’s whipping around. “There’s [sic] a lot of things that I love about this Ford Focus RS,” says Ms. Persson. “The steering is stiff; it’s great for cornering. The tires stick to the road; there’s no slip at all, not even a step out from the rear end… So much power hauling uphill.

“It’s like a living machine, and when you drive it, you’re bringing the machine to life.”

The 2016 Ford Focus RS hits dealer showrooms later this spring. Independent reviews have already been released by a number of notable automotive publications, and so far, the press is thoroughly positive. We can’t wait to drive it ourselves.

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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