Ford‘s sending off this era of its high-performance hot-hatchback with a bang with a particular 2018 Focus RS Limited Edition mannequin. The unique examples construct on the ‘ 2.Three-liter EcoBoost AWD system with a number of new styling and efficiency options.
Enthusiasts can be most excited to be taught that the RS Limited Edition good points a brand new mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential for its entrance axle. The new entrance LSD works with the usual rear Dynamic Torque Vectoring and brake vectoring management techniques to assist the all-wheel drive hatch to place extra of its 350-horsepower to the highway when accelerating out of a bend with much less wheel spin. That ought to lead to sooner lap instances when pushing the RS close to its limits.
Visual upgrades embrace a brand new Race Red paint colour choice, along with the signature Nitrous Blue physique colour and customary 19-inch wheels. Inside, the Limited Edition will get carbon fiber pores and skin for the door handles, handbrake lever and turbo enhance gauge encompass. Ford additionally makes the “RS2 Package” customary gear with its heated, black leather-trimmed Recaro seats with suede microfiber inserts, heated steering wheel and exterior mirrors and Sync 3 voice-activated navigation.
Ford’s limiting this swan music to simply 1,500 examples of the 2018 Focus RS Limited Edition — 1,000 for the States and 500 Canada — with deliveries starting in late 2017. This’ll be your final shot at a brand new RS of this era; as soon as they’re gone, they’re gone.