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Ford Focus RS Option Pack Adds Limited-Slip Differential, Matte Black Roof and Mirror Caps

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Ford Focus RS Option Pack

Ford last week revealed that it will be making a new Option Pack available for the Focus RS hot hatch that adds aesthetic and performance tweaks to the award-winning performance car.

“Our new Focus RS Option Pack represents accessible performance at its finest,” said Leo Roeks, the newly-appointed Ford Performance Director for Europe. “Improving on the class-leading driving dynamics of the Focus RS was no small task—but our Ford Performance engineers have delivered a drivetrain capable of wringing every drop of performance from the 350-ps EcoBoost engine.”

One of the biggest additions for the Ford Focus RS Option Pack is a Quaife limited-slip differential that improves traction and control in the front axle by redistributing torque to the front wheel with the most traction. This allows the Focus RS Option Pack to fully capitalize on the 350-horsepower EcoBoost engine as well as Ford Performance All Wheel Drive, Dynamic Torque Vectoring, and Torque Vectoring Control.

“For hardcore driving enthusiasts, the additional mechanical grip offered by the Quaife LSD will make it even easier to carry speed through a corner on the track, and maximize acceleration on the way out. The new setup also delivers greater mechanical stability and control when braking hard, and will help drivers set the car up for power-slides using Drift Mode,” Roeks said. “The Focus RS Option Pack takes our ‘fun to drive’ philosophy to a new level for an everyday road car.”

To further distinguish the Focus RS Option Pack, Ford adds aesthetic signifiers including matte black roof, rear roof spoiler, and mirror caps; low-gloss black 19-inch forged alloy wheels; and Brembo four-piston monoblock brake calipers painted in a blue hue to match the signature Nitrous Blue exterior. On the inside, Ford adds Nitrous Blue leather accents to the Recaro shell seats.