Cars New £40k Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition marks production end

12:16  19 february  2018
12:16  19 february  2018 Source:   autoexpress.co.uk

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Ford 's Focus RS hot hatch will go out of production in April this year, but the brand isn't quite finished with it yet. A new Heritage Edition has been launched, with more power, extra equipment and a unique 'Deep Orange' exterior colour.

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Ford's Focus RS hot hatch will go out of production in April this year, but the brand isn't quite finished with it yet. A new Heritage Edition has been launched, with more power, extra equipment and a unique 'Deep Orange' exterior colour.

Priced at £39,985, just 50 of the Heritage Edition RS will be built and sold in right-hand drive. They will be the last UK bound examples of the hottest Focus before production stops in Saarlouis, Germany.

As well as the striking paintwork, the Heritage Edition benefits from grey brake callipers sat behind black alloys, with contrasting black door mirrors and a black rear spoiler. Inside, part-leather Recaro seats, a sunroof, a heated steering wheel and privacy glass are the kit highlights.

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2018 Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition There’s a new generation of the Ford Focus just around the corner, and if past experience is anything to go by we likely won’t see an RS version of the car until well into the product cycle.

a car parked in front of a house © Provided by Dennis Publishing Limited But it's not just a cosmetic upgrade, as Ford has installed a Quaife limited-slip differential to the front axle of the all-wheel drive RS, designed to improve traction and control in hard cornering. The limited-run model also gains the dealer-fitted 'FPM375' Mountune upgrade, boosting max power from 345bhp to 370bhp. Torque is also up 30Nm to 510Nm thanks to a recalibrated turbo and induction kit.

The Heritage Edition's price tag is just over £7,000 more expensive than a standard RS, but will likely justify some of that increase with better resale value as a last-of-the-line model. It also commemorates 50 years of the Escort nameplate, a car synonymous with many RS models throughout its history.

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The new Focus RS Heritage Edition is available now, priced at £38,895. The Ford Focus RS Mk2 hit the road in January 2009 and featured a 2,522cc Duratec RS engine producing 301 horsepower and 440Nm of torque.

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