Ford To Produce 300 Race Red Focus RS Editions For The UK

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Ford’s third-generation Focus compact car is preparing to say goodbye in 2018, with an all-new design set to replace it for the 2019 model year. But before that happens, the automaker is sending off the hottest, most capable variant – the Focus RS – off in style.

Say hello to the Ford Focus RS Edition in Race Red. This special-edition model will be limited to just 300 units, all designated for UK customers, and it will include the performance-oriented “Option Pack” announced by Ford Europe over the summer. The Option Pack includes a special interior treatment, gloss black exterior details, forged 19-inch wheels in gloss black, and most notably, a Quaife limited-slip differential at the front axle.

The Quaife LSD “will make it even easier to carry speed through a corner on the track” by increasing mechanical grip, says Director of Ford Performance in Europe Leo Roeks.

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All 300 examples of the Race Red Ford Focus RS Edition will be produced from February to March, wearing a £36,295 price tag. That’s £3,530 more than a base, run-of-the-mill Focus RS, but we reckon it might be worth it for the exclusive color and front limited-slip differential. Any American customers feeling left out should find comfort in the knowledge that Ford Performance is offering an equivalent limited-edition model in the US and Canada.

(Source: Autocar)

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