The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition Is An Upgraded Last Hurrah

Nichole Vega
June 1, 2017

Inside, the Limited Edition gets carbon fiber skin for the door handles, handbrake lever and turbo boost gauge surround.

Available in new Race Red or signature Nitrous Blue body color - both featuring striking new gloss black roof and mirror caps. The outside also benefits from standard 19-inch painted alloy wheels with blue RS-branded center caps. Still, Ford Performance made a decision to humor the haters with a limited edition swan song featuring a host of cosmetic upgrades and, you guessed it, a limited-slip differential up front.

"Our new limited-edition Focus RS represents accessible performance at its finest", Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi said in a statement.

Only 1000 units of the Focus RS Limited Edition are coming to the USA, with an additional 500 units destined for Canada. "Improving on the thrilling driving dynamics of the Focus RS is no small task, but our Ford Performance engineers have delivered a drivetrain capable of wringing every drop of performance from the engine".

This new RS Option Pack looks to be the United Kingdom and Europe take on the new Focus RS Limited Edition just launched in the US.

Alongside the new mechanical LSD, the Focus RS Option Pack is singled out from regular versions of the auto by a handful of exterior and interior design tweaks. Ford also makes the "RS2 Package" standard equipment with its heated, black leather-trimmed Recaro seats with suede microfiber inserts, heated steering wheel and exterior mirrors and Sync 3 voice-activated navigation.

Deliveries are scheduled to arrive at dealerships this fall, Ford plans on selling just 1,000 examples of the limited edition Focus RS in the USA and another 500 in Canada.

So Ford Performance has come up with a new Option Pack for the RS which not only adds a bit more dynamism to the RS but tweaks its looks too.

Customers can begin placing orders for the '18 RS this summer, with deliveries by year-end.

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