Two stars from the new Ford Performance lineup, the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R and Focus RS, took on the famous hill climb during this past weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. In the first video is the Mustang, driven by Ben Collins, professional racing driver and former Stig. It sounds absolutely menacing with its 526-horsepower, flat-plane crank V-8. Sadly for fans at the show, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has confirmed that this particular Mustang breed is for the North American market only.
On the other hand, the car in the second video, the Focus RS, will be sold on both sides of the Atlantic. It was recently confirmed to be coming with a stout 345 hp on tap, channeled through all wheels via a new and somewhat sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. Driving it in the video is none other than Ken Block. The Hoonigan himself was influential in developing the car’s handling.
Importantly, both Ford Performance autos are being offered exclusively with six-speed manual transmissions… #GiveAShift
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