2018 Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition Photo: Supplied
2018 Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition Photo: Supplied
Alex Rae | Feb, 15 2018 | 2 Comments

Ford is celebrating 50 years since the introduction of the Escort and RS Rallye Sport brand in the UK by building a special Focus RS Heritage Edition from the last fifty cars in production.

Based on the Focus RS Edition, the Heritage brings more performance and exclusive Tief Orange paint that pays homage to the similar Burnt Orange colour of the Escort Mk2 RS. 

“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. This latest model is the best RS we’ve ever produced, so it seems a fitting tribute as we approach its 50th anniversary,” said Ford UK managing director Andy Barratt.

The last of the current-generation Focus RS vehicles will come off the production line in Saarlouis, Germany on April 6.

The hot hatch’s already powerful 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is equipped with a British-sourced Mountune FPM375 performance upgrade kit that brings high-flow induction, uprated turbocharger re-circulating valve and re-calibrated CPU parameters. It raises the standard engine’s 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque to 276kW and 510Nm. 

Helping put the extra grunt to the road is a Quaife limited-slip differential, as equipped to the RS Limited Edition, and black 19-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber.

Other changes include grey-coloured brake callipers, black door mirrors and spoiler, partial-leather Recaro sports seats and carbon fibre interior trim.

The Heritage Edition will go on sale in the UK for just over $70,000 but it won’t be coming to Australia, with our batch of 500 Limited Edition models set to tide Oz over until the fourth-generation RS is released.

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