It's not a secret, that the Ford Focus RS is the hottest hatch on the market. So, if you already managed to fall in love with it, now you have an opportunity 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.
The program is called the RS Adrenaline Academy and it is similar to the ST Octane Academy previously offered to owners of Focus ST and Fiesta ST cars. Like a number of driving schools, the Adrenaline Academy operates a fleet of high-performance Foci, each outfitted with appropriate safety equipment. The lessons are free, as Ford covers the costs of the one-day course, but participants will have to pay their own way for travel and lodging. The Focus RS 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. There will be an option for owners to enroll with a guest.
Still, 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 hasn't announced a schedule for the Adrenaline Academy yet. Since it's free with every 2016 and 2017 Focus RS, we advise you to register for updates at the school's website.