Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition – 50-unit goodbye run

Ford has announced that after a three-year run, production of the third-gen Focus RS is set to end on April 6, and the final right-hand drive units built at the automaker’s Saarlouis plant in Germany will consist of 50 Focus RS Heritage Edition variants. The run-out model will be exclusive to the UK market.

The limited-edition C346 example features a special Tief Orange exterior colour to mark the 50th anniversary of the Escort nameplate in Britain. Other dress up bits include grey brake calipers, contrasting black finish forged alloy wheels as well as black door mirrors and rear spoiler.

Standard equipment for the variant included partial leather Recaro seats, sunroof, privacy glass, cruise control with speed limiter and a heated steering wheel.

Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition – 50-unit goodbye run

Output on the 2.3 litre EcoBoost mill has been bumped up on this one, courtesy of a factory-approved FPM375 Mountune upgrade, previously available as an add-on package. This adds on a high-flow induction kit, uprated turbo recirculating valve and revised calibration to the ECU map, and increases power from 350 PS to 375 PS and torque from 470 Nm to 510 Nm.

Performance figures weren’t quoted, but there should be very little difference than that listed for a stock RS with the Mountune pack added – a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.5 seconds and a 266 km/h top whack..

The car also gets a front mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential (LSD) to redistribute torque more effectively to the wheels, and the unit is integrated with standard Focus RS driving technologies such as dynamic torque vectoring and torque vectoring control.