NEWS ➤ Ford announces Focus RS Red Edition – but only 300 are destined for the UK

Posted on December 21, 2017

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As the Focus RS nears the end of its production run, Ford have offered up a final (perhaps) hurrah in the form of the Red Edition, a limited production run of just 300 cars. All will be finished in - you guessed it - Race Red and feature grey Brembo brake callipers partly concealed by black cast alloy wheels and the trademark contrasting black roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler.

To accompany the all-wheel-drive transmission, the RS Red Edition features a front mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential (LSD), providing even more traction and driving appeal for performance driving enthusiasts. The LSD limits engine torque delivered to a wheel that has reduced traction on the road surface and redistributes torque to the wheel with more traction to counteract wheel spin that can compromise acceleration and stability.

By controlling the torque delivered to each front wheel, the Focus RS Edition's Quaife LSD enables drivers to exploit the 350PS delivered by its 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine in high-performance driving situations even more, and seamlessly integrates with Focus RS driving technologies delivered as standard, including dynamic torque vectoring, which uses electronically-controlled clutch packs on the rear axle to send up to 100 per cent of the available torque to either rear wheel, and can switch drive from one side to the other in as little as 0.06sec.

Additional standard equipment on the Ford Focus RS Red Edition are selectable drive modes that include an industry-first Drift Mode for controlled oversteer drifts under circuit conditions and Launch Control for ultimate performance off the start-line, accelerating from 0-62mph in just 4.7sec.

It is available to order now, with production starting in February 2018 - WG.

➤ Contact us today on 0800 043 2050 to register your interest in one of only 300 Ford Focus RS Red Editions destined to the UK.