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Driving Experience Technology

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 3 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.

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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 3 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.

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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 a 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. 7 different modes include specific settings for when you're driving on town roads, country lanes, motorways or in adverse weather.
Extra control during hill starts

Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards or forwards when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2-3 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It's also useful when you're stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.

Set your own speed limit and the Focus RS stays within it

Integrated with the cruise control function, the Speed Limiter lets you set your chosen maximum speed. The vehicle then stays within that speed, so you can keep your eyes on the road. When you need to go faster, just press the accelerator firmly to override the system.
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Extra control during hill starts

Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards or forwards when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2-3 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It's also useful when you're stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.

Set your own speed limit and the Focus RS stays within it

Integrated with the cruise control function, the Speed Limiter lets you set your chosen maximum speed. The vehicle then stays within that speed, so you can keep your eyes on the road. When you need to go faster, just press the accelerator firmly to override the system.
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