Breathtaking. That was our purest response upon seeing this high-tech machine at Ford’s new Palo Alto location. We’d seen it in person at Detroit of course, but this meeting would prove to be a much more intimate experience.
Technology continues to consume the automotive world at a frantic pace. Today, the entry-level vehicles we drive are safer than they’ve ever been, and instead of being appreciative, we’re pissed when a $25,000 car’s infotainment system doesn’t have the same effortless UIs as our $700 iPhones. We bitch about it on web forums, nod emphatically when consumer websites badmouth systems that took years and millions of dollars to develop and put way too much weight on infotainment when it comes time to car shop. When did vehicle satisfaction start hinging on a Bluetooth connection?
Budget performance cars are a critical part of the mod life. They’re an affordable option for young enthusiasts just entering the market—and many times, drivers develop lifetime allegiances to the makes or models that they start with. Luckily for you, many automakers are focusing on affordable performance in 2015. So Revvolution decided to put together a list of this model year’s fastest entry-level performance cars. The criteria were simple: under $35,000, over 200 horsepower, zero to 60 times under 6 seconds and quarter-mile times under 14 seconds.
Final details about the 2016 Focus RS have just been revealed: this smokin’ hot hatch will be powered by an EcoBoost four-banger, should make at least 320 horses and will utilize a six-speed manual and all-wheel drive!
The North American International Auto Show is the premier event for the auto industry showcasing dozens of high-profile reveals and insider news.