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Another highlight is a launch control feature, which configures the car’s chassis and powertrain systems to deliver the fastest possible acceleration. The driver selects launch control from the cluster menu, engages first gear using the standard six-speed manual transmission, applies full throttle and releases the clutch. Unfortunately, no performance figures have been released yet. A performance shift lift also ensures you change gears at the best time as you keep accelerating away.
Inside, you’ll find Recaro bucket seats up front, a flat-bottomed steering wheel with leather trim, alloy pedals and a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC 3 interface. There is also a host of “RS” logos and custom door scuff plates.
Production of the new Focus RS takes place at Ford’s plant in Saarlouis, Germany. Four exterior colors have been selected for the U.S. market: Nitrous Blue, Stealth Gray, Shadow Black and Frozen White.
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