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One of 300, a Ford Focus RS Red Edition with 393 miles and one owner from new.
The Ford Focus RS hit instant iconic status ever since its first incarnation in the form of the Mk1 released in 2002, and the hype has never wavered throughout Mk2 and Mk3 production whereby demand has often far outstripped supply, especially for the limited-edition models. Warley at Brentwood in Essex, the then home of The Ford Motor Company UK, announced that production of the RS Focus would cease on the 6th April 2018 and to pay a deserved homage there were to be limited edition models to include the RS Edition, RS Red Edition and the RS Heritage Edition. Just 300 examples of the RS Red Edition were produced and finished in Race Red with other distinguishing features such as gloss black roof, mirrors and rear spoiler as well as grey-finish brake callipers and the mechanical Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential also found on the RS Heritage Edition.
All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, four selectable drive modes, SYNC3 8” touchscreen DAB audio nav system, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, Ford Power Starter button, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System, Performance gear-shift light. RS Red Edition Special Equipment; Race Red paintwork, grey-finish brake callipers, mechanical Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential, contrasting gloss black door mirrors, roof and rear spoiler, partial leather Recaro Race moulded seats, carbon fibre trim, power-fold door mirrors, cruise control/speed limiter, heated steering wheel. Factory options; Gloss black 19in forged alloy wheels. Dealer accessories; Ford tailored carpet mats, Diamondbrite Premium Pack.
One of only 300 RS Red Edition Focus RS models produced, this example boasts incredible credentials of one owner from new and just 393 miles! Finished in the only colour available Race Red, (Code ZF), the car presents exactly as you would expect from an example covering such uber-low mileage. The pristine underside is displays component labels and stickers still attached having never seen wet weather in its mere handful of outings. The one and only owner had the awareness of how collectable this car is and resisted the urge to drive the car and kept it properly stored and preserved away from the elements and UV light. The Trust Ford supplying dealer number plates remains fitted. A perfect example with amazing provenance.
Upon opening the door of this red-hot Focus, you are instantly greeted with extrovert styling including the naked seat frame, bright blue contrast stitching throughout and brushed aluminium tread plates with RS logo. Climb into the phenomenal Recaro Race moulded seats with huge bolsters and harness holes and you are instantly aware this is a cockpit like no ordinary Focus! The partial leather/Alcantara seat upholstery, (Code AR), is in perfect condition as is the rest of the trim and soft-touch material in a car that has covered just 393 miles. The original carpet mats are present and of course all functions, gauges and controls are as new.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Specially designed for high performance, Ford’s 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine in this Red Edition produces 345bhp and torque from 470Nm, good for a 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds and a 165mph top speed! In addition to this, the RS Red Edition along with the RS Heritage Edition was fitted with a mechanical Quiafe limited-slip front differential to limit torque delivered a wheel that has reduced traction and redistribute torque to the wheel with more traction in order to counteract the stability and acceleration detriments of a wheelspin. The engine bay is as new and just as it left the dealership with even the air filter spotlessly clean! With the Quiafe ATB fitted to the front axle of the all-wheel-drive system and 6-speed manual gearbox, this sure-footed RS is a formidable performance machine.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional Black forged 19in alloy wheels were a £975 upgrade over the standard RS Red Edition rims and remain in as new condition. Factory Michelin PilotSuperSport 235/35/ZR19 tyres have covered 393 miles and present as such. Huge ventilated front discs are gripped by contrasting grey-finish Brembo callipers, another styling feature of the RS Red Edition.
This outstanding Ford Focus RS Red Edition was registered new on the 21st July 2018 by Trust Ford of Wilmslow to the first and only owner, Mr Evans. Despite the huge demand for the Red Edition, Mr Evans managed to secure the order and specified factory optional Gloss black 19in forged alloy wheels and dealership optional Diamondbrite Premium Pack paint protection. A strong awareness of the model’s importance meant the car was destined to be a collector’s piece and the no doubt very strong urge to drive the car more than the mere 393 miles covered has been resisted. In January 2022, the car was booked into Ford Main Dealer, TC Harrison Ford of Peterborough, for a service and its first MOT whereby the car was delivered and collected by KGF Classic Cars in our enclosed trailer in order to preserve the 393 miles covered.
A new vehicle order form, handover documentation and pre-collection checklist is made out to the owner and confirms the price paid of £37,500. The vehicle presentation pack incudes the Ford performance document wallet containing all handbooks including the RS Owner’s Manual Supplement remains unopened and sealed in cellophane. Furthermore, both original remote keys are present. One of the most coveted of all RS cars and highly collectable with such amazing credentials.
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