You need driving modes? You bought ‘em.
Press the ‘S’ button on the steering wheel – sure, Ford has discovered from the Fiesta ST that leaving the mode toggle out of sight subsequent to the handbrake is a dumb thought – and the Focus ST defaults to Sport mode. Press the ‘Mode’ button subsequent to it, and you’ll cycle into the opposite selections: Slippery, Regular, again into Sport, after which Observe mode.
Slippery mode calms down the entrance diff, throttle mapping, and makes certain the traction and stability management nannies are on crimson alert. Regular is the default setting.
Sport provides noise, provides weight to the steering, makes the engine really feel zestier and so forth. Should you’ve specced the Efficiency Pack, then you definately unlock Observe mode, which suggests a stiffer trip, extra steering weight (which isn’t essentially a superb factor), and loosens off the ESP for slip’n’slide cornering.
To reply your questions: sure, you possibly can flip all of the nannies off and take a look at for a extremely huge accident. And no, there is no such thing as a Particular person or Customized setting. You’ll be able to’t combine’n’match a luxurious trip with an offended engine, loud exhaust and lighter steering. In all the brand new Focus ST’s spec, that’s the primary choice that appears like a mistake.
Leo counters: “Particular person modes are bullsh*t. You choose your favorite settings and also you by no means change them once more. So it’s pointless having modes except you’ll change them relying on situations.”