Nothing Like Drifting in a Ford Focus RS to Wake You Up in the Morning

If you own a Focus RS (and live near a race circuit), then you can forget all about coffee. A good kick of adrenaline is the best way to wake up, and the Focus RS doles it out.

It has 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, which it uses to achieve lightning-fast launch speeds. The real beauty is how it distributes that power through its intelligent all-wheel drive, which can be automatically adjusted for oversteer sliding when you put it in Drift Mode.

The Focus RS's all-wheel drive system can send up to 70 percent of torque to the rear axle, and in drift mode, that's exactly what it does—it spins the rear wheels faster, making it easier to push into a drift.

Drifting is thrilling, because it's a little terrifying. Your car slides sideways instead of going straight, and the wheels lose traction—it's a controlled crash. That's why Ford insists this mode is for use on controlled circuits only.

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