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Driving Experience

In the Focus RS, you’re surrounded by smart technologies. Every one of them has a dedicated role, but all have a single purpose: to enable you to enjoy your car’s capabilities to the full.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.

Exceptional cornering control

Torque Vectoring Control balances engine torque between the front wheels to suit the road surface and driving conditions. Operating at 100 times a second, the system is 33 times faster than the blink of an eye. Which means more grip and ultra-precise handling, as you’ll discover when you’re accelerating through corners.

Ready for the road. Prepared for the track.

You can switch the Electronic Stability Control between three modes. At the flick of a switch, you can change between Normal, Sport or Track settings. Each mode adjusts the AWD system, damper controls, Electronic Stability Control and ABS systems, steering and engine responses, and even the engine sound.

Blue Ford Focus RS on the road with Drive Modes icons visible
Ford Focus RS Suspension detail

Suspension that adapts to the way you drive

The advanced, race-inspired, stiffened ‘Öhlins Tenneco’ suspension helps you keep the Focus RS under tight supervision at all times. It improves road holding and control, helping you feel connected to the road and experience outstanding, highly responsive steering feedback. For track driving, two-mode switchable dampers offer an even firmer setting so you can enjoy the full-throttle thrill of your course.

Headlamps that help you see around bends

The Bi-Xenon headlamps of an Focus RS aren’t just striking; they’re smart. That’s because they precisely follow the road as you turn the wheel, giving you outstanding visibility. They’re also able to adjust the headlamps’ lighting pattern, depending on your speed, the environment and the conditions. Seven different modes include specific settings for when you’re driving on town roads, country lanes, motorways or in adverse weather.

Blue Ford Focus RS Bi-Xenon headlamps