Ford has just come out with their new 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition, the upgraded special edition of the popular hatch that will mark an end of an era since the new-generation Ford Focus is expected to debut next year. In the meanwhile, this new Limited Edition comes with changes and upgrades in both the mechanical and the style department.

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What’s New?

Most changes and improvements come from the mechanical side of the spectrum, so the engine and powertrain setup for the company’s latest hot hatch leave very little else to be desired. The new 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition features an the familiar all-wheel-drive system and up to 350 horsepower under the vehicle’s hood. The same setup that was featured in the regular RS model. The problem was that, when its current model first debuted, it was offered with an open front differential that didn’t agree with some customers. But, Ford had an answer to that and that is where the Focus RS Limited Edition comes in. This special edition adds two key features that many of the RS fans thought it should have. The first one being a limited-slip differential for the front axle, and the second, a red paint option called “Race Red.”

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Aside from the Race Red, the new 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition will also be available in a Nitrous Blue paint job scheme. The Limited Edition also adds black mirror caps, a gloss black roof, and a rear roof spoiler also covered in the gloss black finish. Inside, Ford designers decided to integrate beautiful carbon fiber trim pieces. Furthermore, the interior is filled with standard features from the “RS2” package. They include power Recaro seats, side mirrors, and a steering wheel that are all heated, as well as a voice-activated navigation system. The once optional forged wheels are now also a standard feature on the new Limited Edition RS.

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2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition Release Date and Price

Deliveries of the 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition will begin by the end of the year. Ford is yet to announce the exact release date. Just 1000 units of this new special edition will be produced for the US market and 500 for the Canadian Market. Pricing is also yet to be announced, but we expect a starting price of about $40.000, a bit pricier that the regular RS’s $36.000 because of all of these new standard features.