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Amazing, one of 300 Ford Focus RS Red Editions with 7 miles and one owner.
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, electric tilt/slide sunroof, door edge protectors. Dealer accessories; Ford tailored carpet mats.
One of only 300 RS Red Edition Focus RS models produced is very special in its own right, but an example that has covered delivery mileage of 7 miles from new as quite exceptional. This one owner holy grail example is finished in the only colour available Race Red, (Code ZF), and is in as new condition. The conscientious owner being fully aware of how collectable this model is, ordered the car under strict instructions that it must be kept exactly as delivered from the factory including the non-removal of factory labels, windows stickers and plastic coverings. The windscreen even still has the warning label instructing the dealership to remove the suspension spring rubbers used in transportation! The Ford supplying dealer number plates have been kept but not fitted and the pristine underside is displays component labels and stickers as you would expect from a production-line fresh example. As new and totally perfect in every respect.
Upon opening the door of this collectable 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 7 miles. As with the exterior, the owner insisted that none of the interior plastic coverings or labels were touched and the driver’s footwell and door card, tread plates and touchscreen are still covered in factory cellophane! Likewise, the front seats and rear headrests are preserved under plastic factory covers with labels and the original carpet mats are still unopened and sealed in plastic. As new in every respect.
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 to 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 factory. 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 7 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 astonishing Ford Focus RS Red Edition was registered new on the 31st March 2018 by Peoples Ford of Edinburgh to the first and only owner, Mr Buchan. Despite the huge demand for the Red Edition, the buyer managed to secure the build slot and specified factory optional Gloss black 19in forged alloy wheels, electric tilt/slide sunroof and door edge protectors. Despite the Ford dealers insistence and for safety reasons that all factory stickers, plastic coverings and labels must be removed the owner was eventually allowed to take the car ‘as is’ if collected by a trailer. It was collected from the dealer with 6 miles from new, (it clicked over to 7 miles being driven in the enclosed trailer), to secure storage and placed into an environment-controlled chamber where it has remained ever since.
A new vehicle sales invoice is made out to the owner and confirms the price paid of £38,073 including factory specified options. The vehicle presentation pack incudes the Ford performance document wallet containing all handbooks including the RS Owner’s Manual Supplement and all point-of-sale literature. Furthermore, both original remote keys are present and there is also a press release document with photographs. The car was handed over complete with all transportation stickers and consignment documents which are neatly held in the history folder. One of the most coveted of all RS cars and surely a jewel in even the best RS collections.
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