Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Ford to Offer Free Performance Driving Lessons to Focus RS Buyers
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Ford to Offer Free Performance Driving Lessons to Focus RS Buyers

Travel to Utah not included

Alex Nishimoto
Aug 24, 2016

The Ford Focus RS is arguably the hottest hot hatch on the market, and buyers will be able to better explore that hotness through a complimentary driving lesson at the Ford Performance Racing School in Grantsville, Utah. Ford is offering owners of 2016 and 2017 Focus RS hatchbacks a free one-day course at the school, which is located at the former Miller Motorsports Park complex outside of Salt Lake City.

Called the RS Adrenaline Academy, the program is similar to the ST Octane Academy previously offered to owners of Focus ST and Fiesta ST cars. Participants will have to pay their own way for travel and lodging, but Ford covers the costs of the one-day course. There, owners will receive classroom instruction; take part in shifting, braking, and cornering exercises; and learn how to use all four of the Focus RS driving modes, including Drift Mode. Judging by a few recent videos showing Drift Mode fails, some owners could use the lessons. A second day on track in a Ford Mustang GT is an extra-cost option. The program provides students with prepared Focus RS hatchbacks, which come outfitted with full safety gear. There will be an option for owners to enroll with a guest.

2018 Ford Focus
$41,120 Base Model (MSRP) MPG Fuel Economy

Ford isn't the only automaker offering free driving lessons with purchase. FCA recently announced that buyers of Fiat 124 Spider Abarth and 500 Abarth models will receive a free one-day course at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.

Ford says a class schedule will be available soon. Click here for more information on the program.

Source: Ford

2016 Ford Focus RS front three quarter in motion 081 Photo 2/9   |   Ford to Offer Free Performance Driving Lessons to Focus RS Buyers
2016 Ford Focus RS front three quarter in motion 56 1 Photo 9/9   |   Ford to Offer Free Performance Driving Lessons to Focus RS Buyers

 

By Alex Nishimoto
181 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

A post-WWII-era Ford pickup made new by way of a Toyota engine, a Nissan transmission, and a chassis built entirely from scratch
Aaron BonkFeb 21, 2018
From the archives - Super Street's most popular Nissan Skyline feature cars
Bob HernandezFeb 20, 2018
No, it won't be called the GTO. This car is called the 488 Pista, like the Italian word for "race track." It also looks absolutely incredible.
Collin WoodardFeb 20, 2018
The engine swap you never expected, stuffed into the '70 Toyota you never saw coming
Aaron BonkFeb 19, 2018
After signing some paperwork the NSX was officially his and on a transporter back to Wisconsin.
Andrew BeckfordFeb 19, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP