Hyper Ford Focus RS Limited Edition arriving in November

11th August 2017 1:31 PM
The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition is confirmed for Australia from November. The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition is confirmed for Australia from November. Charlie Magee

Hot hatch fans rejoice, 500 units of the Ford Focus RS Limited Edition will arrive in Australia during November.

Priced from $56,990 plus on-roads, the special editions come with some slick extra kit to make one of the nation's favourite performance cars even better.

Among the upgrades are a Quaife limited-slip front differential, 19-inch forged alloy wheels with 235/35R19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, Recaro shell seats with exclusive nitrous blue leather application and matching external prestige paint, as well as rear hatch-mounted spoiler, mirror caps and roof finished in 'absolute black'.

The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition (overseas model).
The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition (overseas model). Contributed

Ford says the upgrades are a direct result of customer feedback since the current Focus RS's launch.

"Our new limited-edition Focus RS represents accessible performance at its finest,” said Jamal Hameedi, Ford Performance chief engineer.

"Improving on the thrilling driving dynamics of the Focus RS is no small task - but our Ford Performance engineers have delivered a drivetrain capable of wringing every drop of performance from the engine.”

In addition, SYNC 3 including voice-activated sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard, with an 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen. There are no other options available.

The powertrain is unchanged, with the 257kW 2.3-litre EcoBoost powerplant partnered to six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive.

The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition (overseas model).
The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition (overseas model). Contributed