Ford Engineers Take Grandparents Drifting in the Focus RS

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September 11th, 2016 is the 15th anniversary of the largest terrorist attack to ever occur on United States soil. It’s a somber day where the country remembers those horrific attacks. I know where I was that Tuesday morning, and I’m sure many of you do, too. But the thing about terrorism is that the goal of the terrorists is to disrupt our lives, to make us live in fear, to change us. We can’t allow that to happen.

To that end, this┬áparticular September 11th is also Grandparent’s Day. It’s a day we celebrate the parents of our parents. While I don’t make light of this day, I do believe that all of us could use a good smile. To help celebrate Grandparent’s Day, some Ford engineers hooked up cameras in a Focus RS and took their grandparents drifting!

The Focus RS is, without a doubt, one of the best hot-hatches on sale today. As you can see when the engineers get behind the wheel, the car is capable of incredible sliding. But what’s truly impressive about the RS is when the engineers tell the grandparents that they’re going to drive.

While I certainly don’t expect them to be as good as the people who do it basically everyday, the ease in which these grandparents get the Focus RS sideways is a testament to not only how performance-oriented the car is, but how well Ford engineers designed it to make the performance accessible to everyone.

So go out there today and burn up some rubber. It’s one of the most American things we could do today!

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or over in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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