It feels like just yesterday that Ford launched the Focus RS hot hatch, but now it nearly time for it to end. Ford has announced a limited-edition RS for 2018 that will commemorate the end of the car in North America. Buyers will have just 1,500 copies to pick from if they wish to snag a special one.
The limited-edition RS will be available in two exterior colors: Nitrous Blue or limited-edition specific Race Red. All cars come with a glossy black roof, mirror caps and rear spoiler. Forged 19-inch wheels with blue center caps round out the unique look outside.
Inside, Ford has spruced up the interior a bit as well. Limited cars have carbon fiber laden door handles, handbrake and turbo boost gauge bezel. Basically all the interior bits that car guys use has been dipped in carbon fiber. The limited edition pack also comes with the RS2 option package, which adds things like leather heated Recaro seats to the window sticker.
Perhaps the most notable addition to the this trim is that of a limited slip differential. This is a new option for 2018 and will be on all 1,000 limited edition RS cars in the U.S. and the 500 allocated to Canada. Unfortunately pricing for this version of the RS has not yet been announced.
Of course, that limited slip differential will be handling torque from the turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that generates a beefy 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque in every Focus RS.