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Friendly Ford awaiting arrival of acclaimed 2016 Focus RS

Demand for Ford Motor Co.’s 2016 Focus RS, and has heightened at Friendly Ford, 660 N. Decatur Blvd.

The Focus RS is sporty and powerful, with a single-turbocharged high-output 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine generating a best-in-class 350 horsepower engine with 350 pound-feet of torque. The peppy vehicle hits zero-to-60 mph in five seconds. Other amenities include all-wheel drive with dynamic torque vectoring and selectable driving modes, including a drift model that allows controlled oversteer drifts and launch control.

Safety features include lane-keeping system, active park assist, blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera and a reverse sensing system that provides audible assistance.

Automotive enthusiast Tony Scodwell, a 50-year resident of Las Vegas, said the ’16 Focus RS appeals to a wide range of age brackets.

“The Focus has been the World Rally champion for several years running,” said the 73-year-old Scodwell, whose years covering auto racing as a photographer has included his entire stay in Las Vegas.

“I have owned everything in high-performance cars including Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos and BMWs. This car will be perfect for younger drivers wanting high performance. Older guys like me who appreciate the racing-oriented engineering will love this car.”

“If you own one of these Focus RS models, you had also better own a radar detector,” Scodwell said with a laugh. “This is the real deal. As far as I’m concerned, Ford has made some of the best cars in the automobile industry and I really feel that the company has a good direction.”

Call 702-870-7221 or visit www.friendlyfordlv.com for information on Friendly Ford.

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