Ford Focus RS Production to End in April With a Juicy Special Edition

Automotive News 25 February 14, 2018 by

Ford is bringing production of the Focus RS to a close in April, with one final special edition.

Dubbed the “RS Heritage Edition”, this limited run of 50 cars will be among the last made. When the production line at Saarlouis, Germany, shuts down on April 6, the Focus RS will be no more.

The RS Heritage Edition builds on the features of the RS Edition. This includes black alloy wheels, gray brake calipers and contrasting black door mirrors and rear spoiler. On the inside, the Heritage model features part-leather Recaro seats and carbon fiber trim.

Most noticeable though is the body color, which Ford names “Deep Orange”. That’s unique to these 50 cars only, for added exclusivity.

Like all RS Edition models, the Heritage car features a mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential for the front wheels. This limits the torque delivery to a slipping wheel and sends it to the wheel with more grip, for better traction. This works with the electronic all-wheel drive and torque vectoring systems to give the RS maximum acceleration.

The RS Heritage Edition needs it too. Ford fits the FPM375 Mountune performance upgrade to this car. That increases peak power by 25hp, to 370hp, with a 29lbft torque increase to 376lbft. This comes courtesy of a high-flow induction kit and a new turbo re-circ valve.

If the Heritage Edition floats your boat, we have some bad news. These last 50 cars are right-hand drive only and destined for the UK market. Nevertheless, if you’re a Brit and you have £39,895 to play with, it could be yours.

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