Ford Focus RS: First Look Review

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All-Wheel Drive
Ford Performance developed an all-new all-wheel drive system for the Focus RS, designed to provide excellent traction and grip for smile-inducing performance. The system uses twin electronically-controlled clutch packs on each side of the rear-drive unit to manage the car’s front/rear torque split. These can also control side-to-side torque distribution, based on inputs monitored from multiple vehicle sensors at 100 times per second. A maximum of 70 percent of the torque can be diverted to the rear axle, and up to 100 percent of that torque can be sent to each rear wheel.

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