Seeing Red: Ford Focus RS Limited Edition Comes in Red or Blue, Adds Front-Axle Limited-Slip Differential

2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition

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 left some enthusiasts wanting more. 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 available red paint 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.

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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 19-inch forged wheels become standard on the Limited Edition, and so does the RS2 package, which consists of heated power Recaro seats, heated mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and voice-activated navigation.

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Ford says 1500 RS Limited Edition cars will be made for the North American market, 1000 for the United States and 500 for Canada.

This story originally appeared on Road & Track.

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