2017 Focus RS performance

New 2017 Focus RS Performance Is Not for the Faint of Heart

The 2017 Focus RS is a sporty new hatchback that’s bound to make other drivers jealous. In addition to a sleek new exterior, the RS has a powerful engine and smooth-shifting transmission to making driving truly thrilling. Plus, with innovative high-tech features, the 2017 model year is perfect for any driver looking for convenience. Read on to learn more about the 2017 Focus RS performance.

According to Forbes, the new hatchback comes with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that’s been designed for high output. When properly equipped the Focus RS gets 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed transmission to optimize acceleration, providing a smooth yet fast ride.

After a first-drive review, Forbes auto contributor Sam Abuelsamid writes that “Overall, if you’re looking for a quick (sub 5-second 0-60) rally-inspired machine that will stand up to a good thrashing without being punishing to live with, the Ford Focus RS worth checking out. “

Other great features on the RS include the Recaro sports seats, standard for the passenger and driver, as well as plenty of legroom. The SYNC 3 system is also great for those who love music and entertainment, as this media device comes with easy access thank to voice recognition and Bluetooth. Stop by Packey Webb Ford to learn more about the latest Ford Focus.

The Benefits of Driving a Hybrid Vehicle

2017 Ford CMAX Hybrid - benefits of driving a hybrid in Chicago, ILHybrid vehicles have been on the market since the end of the 1990s, and they are becoming more and more popular as drivers learn about the benefits of going green. Hybrids can not only reduce emissions, but they also help you save gas, earn tax credits, improve performance, and more. Switch to a hybrid vehicle today to see the benefits.

A hybrid vehicle is a car that combines a traditional gasoline engine with an electric motor. According to AutoBytel, one of the major benefits of driving a hybrid is that you reduce fuel consumption. This is the most obvious perk of going green, but it can also lead to fewer harmful emissions—helping you to worry a little less when you drive.

Another advantage is tax credits. The government often offers federal tax incentives in order to get more people to drive hybrid vehicles. These incentives are based on the vehicle’s range, and frequently rise as high as $7,500, sometimes making hybrids among the most affordable vehicles on the market.

Next, hybrids also improve performance. Thanks to the combination of electric and gasoline power, hybrid vehicles have incredible torque and acceleration. In fact, many race cars rely on hybrid powertrain designs in order to boost overall performance.

These are the basic benefits of buying a hybrid. You get better fuel economy, produce lower emissions, improve performance, and earn tax credits. Stop by Packey Webb Ford to learn more about hybrids.

Ford Performance Releases “Project RX”

Ford Focus - Project RXThe Ford Focus RX is getting quite the show – literally! Ford is emphasizing the innovativeness of the new Focus RX rallycross car by creating a four-part documentary, entitled “Project RX.”

The documentary, to air on YouTube, will give people a behind-the-scenes look into the development process of the Focus RX. The videos include interviews with engineering team at Ford and the drivers behind the wheel.

You’ll get an inside look at the Ford Performance team based in Dearborn, Michigan, the UK-based M-Sport, and Hoonigan Racing Division.

Hoonigan Racing Division played a big part in the development of the rallycross car – specifically drivers Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud. They were able to provide insight from a driver’s perspective.

“This project has been probably the most dynamic involvement of my team in a car like this. Trying to race at the highest level of the sport and doing it with factory help and with a race shop like M-Sport has been incredible,” said Ken Block.

The Focus RX is truly incredible, and is sure to bring home plenty of awards in the upcoming race year. You can check out the first part of the documentary here.

Best Starter Cars

If you’re looking for an ideal starter car, there are many boxes you’ll want to check. Thankfully, Ford has your back with some of the best starter cars for recent grads.

2017 Ford Fusion

Best Starter Cars - 2017 Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion isn’t only affordable, it’s stylish. LED lighting creates a sleek look and increases your visibility.

Luxurious elements on the interior make you feel convenient and comfortable. A rotary gear shift dial is subtle and easy to use.

With a starting MSRP of $22,260, you’re getting bang for your buck.

2017 Ford Focus

Best Starter Cars - Ford Focus

A starting MSRP of $17,225 gives you a whole lot with the Ford Focus. The available EcoBoost engine increases your efficiency. Auto Start-Stop technology reduces your fuel consumption in the city.

Technology keeps you connected at all times. SYNC 3 gives you access to entertainment and your phone, so you’ll be able to communicate on the go.

2017 Ford Edge

Best Starter Cars - Ford Edge

The Ford Edge gives you the storage you need, all for the affordable MSRP of $28,700.

On the interior, you’ll have an impressive 73.4 cubic feet of space, so you’ll be able to transport just about anything. And with ample standard safety features, you’ll be safe for your busy life.

Drifting In On February 3rd: Focus RS Release Date Set

For Ford enthusiasts and tuners, February 3rd is likely to become some sort of unofficial holiday. That’s the day that Ford is set to officially unveil the much-anticipated Ford Focus RS. To promote its upcoming arrival, Ford released a short video showing the RS doing what it’s likely to do best: drifting.

For those unfamiliar, drifting is when a driver oversteers, deliberately causing the rear end, or the entire vehicle, to lose traction and slide. Though Ford’s promo video informs us that professional drivers were manning the Focus RS, you 2015 Ford Focuscan almost see the RS smiling as it undergoes drift after drift, like it has a life of its own.

We’ll have to wait until the Focus RS release date, February 3rd, to get more specific details about the new tuner. Digital Trends speculates that the Focus could be AWD and have a “turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder” powertrain pumping out 300 horsepower. Considering the other stunning performance bombs Ford has dropped so far this year, including the Ford GT350, there’s no doubt the Focus RS will be just as worthy an addition.