Production of Ford Focus RS Wraps in April with 50-Unit Heritage Edition
Do you have your eye on a Ford Focus RS hot hatch, but you just haven’t quite gotten around to grabbing one up yet? Well, you might want to get the lead out.
Ford has announced that production of the Ford Focus RS will conclude on April 6th, ending on an up note with the production of 50 Heritage Editions. The Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition will be offered in “Tief Orange” as a nod to a half-century for the Escort nameplate, and they will only be sold in the United Kingdom.
“The RS brand is hugely important to Ford and is recognized across the globe, however it has a special place in the hearts of UK Ford fans,” said Ford of Britain Chairman and Managing Director Andy Barratt. “This latest model is the best RS we’ve ever produced, so it seems a fitting tribute as we approach its 50th anniversary.”
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The Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition will also boast gray brake calipers and black forged alloy wheels, partial leather Recaro seats, and, perhaps most importantly, the FPM375 Mountune upgrade that boosts output to 375 PS (370 horsepower) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque and shaves 0.2 seconds off of the RS’ 0-62 mph time.
The Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition will be priced at £39,895 (approximately $55,700 USD).
Whether the RS nameplate will be revived for the next-generation Focus remains to be seen, but given the increased focus (no pun intended) on utility vehicles, trucks, and electrification, there is reason enough to suspect that its brief-yet-wonderful run in the United States is at an end. So if you have a line on a Ford Focus RS and you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger, act now; you never know how much these things are gonna fetch in a couple years’ time.
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