The Ford Focus RS is pretty sweet right out of the box. With a trick electronic all-wheel-drive system and 350 horsepower under the hood, there’s not much more we could want from the blue oval’s flagship hot hatch. But an open front differential and a lack of color options meant some customers weren’t 100 percent satisfied. That’s where the Focus RS Limited Edition comes in.
The Focus RS Limited Edition adds two major features that many early adopters of the hatchback thought it should have—a limited-slip differential for the front axle, and a red paint option called “Race Red.” The Limited Edition is meant as a send-off for the Focus RS, which will end production at the end of 2018.
Also available in Nitrous Blue, the Limited Edition features black mirror caps, a black roof, a black spoiler, and a host of interior carbon fiber trim pieces. The optional forged wheels become standard on the Limited Edition, as well as the “RS2” package, which consists of heated power Recaro seats, heated mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and voice-activated navigation.
Only 1000 units of the Focus RS Limited Edition are coming to the US, with an additional 500 units destined for Canada. So if you really want to stand out at your local Ford meet (or need that differential at your local rallycross), get your order in now. There’s no word on price, but judging by all those newly standard features, our guess is somewhere in the mid-$40,000 range.