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One of 500, a Ford Focus RS Edition with 4,675 miles and five Ford stamps.
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 500 examples of the RS Edition were produced and all finished in Nitrous Blue with distinguishing features including amongst others, a Matt-black foil roof treatment, Matt-black mirrors and rear spoiler as well as blue-finish brake callipers and the mechanical Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential.
All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, four selectable drive modes, SYNC3 8” touchscreen DAB audio nav system with reverse camera, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, Ford Power Starter button, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System, Performance gear-shift light. RS Edition Special Equipment; Nitrous Blue paintwork, Matt-black foil roof treatment, contrasting Matt-black door mirrors and rear spoiler, Anthracite 19in alloy wheels, blue-finish brake callipers, mechanical Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential, partial leather Recaro Race moulded seats, carbon fibre trim, heated steering wheel, Active City Stop. RS Luxury Pack standard on RS Edition; Privacy glass, rear parking sensors, Power-Fold door mirrors, cruise control/speed limiter, Ford KeyFree system. Factory options; Door edge protectors. Dealer accessories; Ford tailored carpet mats.
One of only 500 RS Edition models produced, this example boasts incredible credentials of Ford demonstrator plus one private owner, 4,675 miles from new and full Ford Main Dealer service history! Finished in the only colour available Nitrous Blue, (Code PG), the car presents exactly as you would expect from an example covering such low mileage with virtually flawless bodywork. The amazing underside and wheel arch apertures display component labels and stickers still attached having experienced pampered dry use and garage storage. The Ford dealer number plates remain 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 AS), is in perfect condition as is the rest of the trim and soft-touch material in a car that has covered just 4,675 miles. The original carpet mats are present and of course all functions, gauges and controls are immaculate.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Specially designed for high performance, Ford’s 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine in this RS Edition produces 345bhp and torque from 470Nm, good for a 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds and a 166mph top speed! In addition to this, the RS Edition and RS Red Edition along with the RS Heritage Edition were 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 showroom. 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 fitted Anthracite 19in alloy wheels are the rarer standard fitment, seldom seen and the wheel rims, spokes and RS centre caps remain in as new condition. Factory Michelin PilotSuperSport 235/35/ZR19 tyres have masses of tread. Huge ventilated front discs are gripped by blue-finish Brembo callipers, another styling feature of the RS Edition.
This outstanding Ford Focus RS Edition was registered new on the 30th April 2018 by Foray Ford in Poole. After three months the first and only private owner purchased the car with whom it has been in ownership since. The genuine 4,675 miles from new is fully verified by full Ford Main Dealer service history with the service booklet showing five Ford stamped entries, the most recent carried out by TC Harrison Ford of Peterborough in March 2023. This service included a brake fluid change as detailed on the TC Harrison invoice which is filed alongside previous service invoices and every MOT since the first in 2021.
The vehicle presentation pack incudes the Ford document wallet containing the handbook and service book as well as the genuine Ford touch screen cleaning cloth unopened and sealed in cellophane. Both original RS remote fobs are present with two Elkins Ford keyrings and code tag. Among of the most coveted of the RS Focus and highly collectable with such amazing credentials.
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