The new Focus RS Red Edition follows the template set by other ‘Edition’ RS. It contrasts the red paint with black 19-inch alloys concealing grey brake calipers, and also has a black roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler.
Inside, there are part-leather Recaro seats and some flashy carbon trim for the dashboard. More importantly, underneath, Ford fits a Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential, for better traction and less wheelspin.
“The new setup also delivers greater mechanical stability and control when braking hard, and will help drivers set the car up for power-slides using Drift Mode.”
“The Focus RS Edition represents accessible performance at its finest”, said Andy Barratt, chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain. “As RS production nears its end, we wanted to celebrate with a limited run of cars for those who want to stand out as an RS fan.”
Ford says it will build the 300 Focus RS Red Editions between February and March 2018, with deliveries beginning in the spring.