- originally from road and trackThis video circulated around the office, and we think it confirms the car is AWD. Senior Editor Jason Cammisa called attention to the attitude of the car between 33 and 36 seconds into the video: "He makes it through the whole corner without lifting off the power. The car understeers at corner entry, and then (key point here) transitions to slight oversteer on the exit. That doesn't happen on front-wheel-drive cars under power (usually), so I'm calling it AWD."
Further, at 1:30, the car pulls neutrally through a corner without understeer, likely a sign that the AWD system sent some power aft to help the car claw its way through the turn.
The conclusion? We'll be surprised if, after seeing it in action, the RS is actually FWD—because it's certainly defeating typical FWD understeer in a way that generally indicates AWD. And, as mentioned earlier, the notion that the 2016 RS will have AWD is what our sources have been telling us, and it's plausible according to Ford