Focus RS Heritage Edition

Ford Focus RS Production to End

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Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition marks in the end of Focus RS production in April 2018

Motor Authority has reported that Ford will cease production of its ballistic Focus RS hot hatch on the 6th of April, 2018.

Reason being, that Ford is developing an all-new Focus, and that suggests that an all-new Focus RS is some way away, especially has Ford has a tendency to release high performance models late in the car’s life cycle.

To commemorate the current generation Focus RS, Ford UK will be releasing  50 special Focus RS Heritage Edition all in “Tief Orange” German for “Deep Orange.” The 50 car run also pays homage to the first Ford RS car, the Escort RS1600, which, you guessed it, was launched 50 years ago in 1968.

In your face orange paint job aside, the Focus RS Edition gets a Monotune engine upgrade that increases power from 260kW to 275kW. There’s also a Quiafe limited slip diff to keep torque steer in check up front along with black wheels, mirror caps and rear spoiler.

A heated steering wheel adds a touch of luxury.

It is not known whether Ford Australia will introduce a special Focus RS to mark the end of the production run.



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