Start Your Day Right with a Drift in the Ford Focus RS

What's the point of having 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque under the hood of a compact performance hatchback if you're not going to have fun with it? Ford's ultimate hot hatch, the Focus RS, comes with a playful ability to thrill drivers near Pulaski: drift mode.

In drift mode, the Focus RS's all-wheel drive system sends more torque to the rear axle, allowing it to break free from the pavement and swing around into an oversteer slide.

This driving mode comes with a warning when you select it to only use it at a circuit or closed track, and when you see it in action, it's clear why. Oversteer can be terrifying—your wheel it pointed straight, but you're moving sideways. It can happen to rear-wheel drive cars by accident in the winter, to disastrous effect if you're not prepared for it.

When you are prepared, however, there's nothing like that shot of adrenaline to get you going in the morning. If there's a speedway near your house, you can skip the coffee.

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