Published: Fri, February 16, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Boosted Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition announced in UK

Boosted Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition announced in UK

Priced at £39,895 and limited to 50 examples for the United Kingdom, the Heritage Edition marks 50 years since the Ford Escort started production at the Halewood plant in England.

All Focus RS Edition models feature a front mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential (LSD) while the Heritage Edition also gains the dealer-fitted FPM375 Mountune upgrade, increasing overboost power from 350hp to 375hp and torque from 470Nm to 510Nm, thanks to a high-flow induction kit, uprated turbo re-circulating valve and calibration. Production will be limited to just 50 examples, all of which will be right-hand drive and painted "Deep Orange". They will be the very last 50 cars to roll off the assembly line in Saarlouis, Germany.

Car And Driver has pointed out that the RS death is coming on April 6th, but the regular Focus will remain in production for several more months. But production has been penned in to end on April 6.

The vehicle also gets a front mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential (LSD) to redistribute torque more effectively to the wheels, and the unit is integrated with standard Focus RS driving technologies such as dynamic torque vectoring and torque vectoring control.

The striking "Tief Orange" paint harks back to one of Ford's most iconic performance models - the Mk1 Escort Mexico - and is now only available on the Heritage Edition Focus RS. The wheels are also black for that sinister street look.

Standard equipment for the variant included partial leather Recaro seats, sunroof, privacy glass, cruise control with speed limiter and a heated steering wheel.

The RS brand is hugely important to Ford and is recognised across the globe, however it has a special place in the hearts of UK Ford fans.

If you're in the United Kingdom and you're interested in snapping up a unique and sure-to-be-collectable Ford RS model, now's your chance.

Pricing in the United Kingdom starts at £39,895 ($70,452).

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