Focus RS Performance Car Fans Inspire New Limited-Edition That’s Even More Fun to Drive

2018 Limited-Edition Focus RS Infographic

  • Ford followed Focus RS fan conversations on blogs, forums and Facebook groups, that helped enthuse a new 2018 limited-edition Focus RS
  • Limited-edition Focus RS to broach extended pushing knowledge with new customary automatic limited-slip differential to urge performance, singular interior and extraneous styling, and new colour combinations
  • 1,500 Focus RS vehicles for United States and Canada offer business final possibility to get their hands on this era of Ford’s critically acclaimed opening hatchback 

DEARBORN, Mich., May 31, 2017 – Ford Performance fans articulate to any other and posting comments online about a Ford Focus RS prohibited induce opening automobile have led to a special 1,500 section limited-edition celebrating a finish of run of this era prohibited hatch. 

Passion from a fan village led Ford to deliver an disdainful new chronicle of a critically acclaimed Focus RS for North America. Ford was listening.The new 2018 Focus RS limited-edition prohibited induce adds a few ordinarily requested facilities that singular interior and extraneous styling, and a new automatic limited-slip differential.

Available in new Race Red or signature Nitrous Blue physique colour – both featuring distinguished new shimmer black roof and counterpart caps. The back roof spoiler also facilities shimmer black finish, with blue RS logos on a side wings. Now customary are 19-inch reward embellished fake amalgamate wheels with blue RS core caps.

From a cockpit, a doorway handles, handbrake push and turbo boost sign approximate are wrapped in CO fiber skin, while apparatus from a RS2 Package still customary in Canada, offers black leather-trimmed RECARO® seats with Miko-Dinamica eco-friendly suede microfiber inserts and RS logo, exhilarated front seats with eight-way energy driver’s seat, exhilarated steering wheel, exhilarated extraneous mirrors and voice-activated navigation system.

To unequivocally excite pushing enthusiasts, a tellurian Ford Performance group grown a customary automatic Quaife® limited-slip differential for a front spindle that serve improves Focus RS performance. This limited-edition Focus RS will some-more simply lift speed by a dilemma on a track, and concede for extent acceleration on a approach out.

“To prove clever direct for a ever-popular Focus RS, I’m really vehement that we’re bringing this limited-edition car to North America,” pronounced Henry Ford, Ford Performance selling manager. “We have spent a good understanding of time listening to a customers, vocalization to owners’ bar members, reading comments and suggestions on fan websites, and even study several forum Photoshop renderings.”

A parsimonious hold on performance

By determining a torque delivered to any front wheel, a Quaife limited-slip differential enables 2018 Focus RS drivers to entirely daub a 2.3-litre EcoBoost® engine’s 350 horsepower. The limited-slip differential boundary engine torque delivered to a sold front circle that has reduced traction on a highway surface, redistributing torque to a circle with some-more traction to revoke differences in circle spin that can bushel acceleration and stability.

“Our new limited-edition Focus RS represents permitted opening during a finest,” pronounced Jamal Hameedi, Ford Performance arch engineer. “Improving on a stirring pushing dynamics of a Focus RS is no tiny charge – though a Ford Performance engineers have delivered a drivetrain able of wringing each dump of opening from a engine.”

The new complement seamlessly integrates with customary Focus RS pushing technologies, including:

  • Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive, that varies front-to-rear torque placement to fit a given pushing conditions – monitoring inputs from car sensors 100 times per second and promulgation an normal of 70 per cent of expostulate torque to a back axle
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring, that uses electronically tranquil purchase packs on a back spindle to send 100 per cent of an normal 70 per cent accessible torque to possibly back wheel, and can switch expostulate from one side to a other in as tiny as 0.06 second – or about a time it takes a humming bird to strap a wings 4 times.
  • Torque Vectoring Control, that automatically relates tiny amounts of stop force to extent circle spin during a front axle, serve enhancing a tractive force available
  • Focus RS Drive Modes, that embody Ford-first drift mode for tranquil oversteer drifts underneath circuit conditions, and launch control for ultimate opening off a start line and 4.7-second 0‑62 mph acceleration

Coming to a lane nearby you

Only one thousand limited-edition 2018 Focus RS opening cars will be accessible in a United States and 500 in Canada, with deliveries commencement in late 2017, imprinting a final event to sequence a stream era Focus RS in North America.

The limited-edition Focus RS joins Ford’s iconic Ford Performance car operation in North America, alongside a recently launched Ford GT supercar, F-150 Raptor, and much-loved Shelby GT350 Mustang, Focus ST and Fiesta ST.

Note: Vehicle horsepower ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.