Ford Focus RS Owners Get Free Performance Driving School

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ford is offering a complimentary RS Adrenaline Academy Driving Experience to Focus RS owners.

Offered by Ford and Ford Performance, the complimentary program is being offered to initial owners of 2016 and 2017 Ford Focus RS models, so that owners get a chance to learn firsthand the capabilities of their hot hatch. The program takes place at Utah Motorsports Campus in Grantsville, Utah, and the schedule will be announced later this year.

According to Ford, the RS Adrenaline Academy Driving Experience provides owners with a full immersion into the performance and handling characteristics of the Focus RS, but in a safe environment with professional instruction. The extensive course teaches skills like braking, shifting and cornering techniques, while focusing on the particular dynamics of the Focus RS, like the car’s four driving modes.

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Providing the Focus RS cars will be the Ford Performance Racing School, with all of them outfitted with full safety equipment. An optional second day of instruction can be had that includes the Ford Mustang GT on the track.

Ford Focus RS owners will still be responsible for the travel and hotel costs, but the American automaker will cover the costs of the driving school in its entirety. The optional day with the Mustang GT, however, costs extra.

“Focus RS combines high levels of torque and horsepower, and all-wheel drive with Dynamic-Torque Vectoring, for a high level of handling, grip and cornering speed,” said Henry Ford III, Ford Performance marketing manager. “RS Adrenaline Academy provides an opportunity for drivers to learn the capabilities of their cars on a closed road course with professional instruction and ample course time. This will be an exciting experience, one that owners will never forget!”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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