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Ford Performance Drift Stick gets the Focus RS sideways easier

Doing an even better Ken Block impersonation in a Focus RS will cost you $999.

Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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Ford Performance Drift Stick

The Ford Performance Drift Stick is the world's first electronic handbrake.

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Ford Performance Drift Stick

The Drift Stick uses the RS' all-wheel-drive and antilock brake systems to help initiate drifts by opening the rear clutches and using hydraulic pressure to lock the back wheels when pulling the aluminum lever.

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Ford Performance Drift Stick

Drift Stick was developed by the same team of engineers who worked on the Focus RS' Drift Mode.

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Ford Performance Drift Stick

Ford says the implementation of a hydraulic handbrake would be more involved and not easily reversible, while the electronic system uses existing Focus RS hardware and requires less pressure than a hydraulic unit to engage and disengage. 

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Ford Performance Drift Stick

The $999 Drift Stick is available for order beginning to December to customers in the US and Canada.

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Ford Performance Drift Stick

Drift Stick won't void a car's factory warranty and is said to be approved by Gymkhana madman Ken Block.

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