New limited-edition RS promises to be even more run to drive.
The new 350-hp 2018 Focus RS limited-edition hatch will be available in new Race Red or signature Nitrous Blue body colours, along with standard 19-inch premium painted forged alloy wheels with blue RS centre caps.
Indise, the door handles, handbrake lever and turbo boost gauge surround will be wrapped in carbon fiber skin, while equipment from the RS2 Package still standard in Canada, offers black leather-trimmed RECARO seats with Miko-Dinamica eco-friendly suede microfiber inserts and RS logo, heated front seats with eight-way power driver’s seat, heated steering wheel, heated exterior mirrors and voice-activated navigation system.
The global Ford Performance team developed a standard mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential for the front axle that further improves Focus RS performance.
“Our new limited-edition Focus RS represents accessible performance at its finest,” said Jamal Hameedi, Ford Performance chief engineer. “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.”
Only 1,000 limited-edition 2018 Focus RS performance cars will be available in the United States, and only 500 in Canada, with deliveries beginning in late 2017, marking the last opportunity to order the current generation Focus RS in North America.