New Ford Focus RS Edition - Hot hatchback price, specs, redesign REVEALED

New Ford Focus RS Edition - Hot hatchback price, specs, redesign REVEALED”

Called the Focus RS Edition, Ford's Performance department has added a limited slip differential to the front end of the chassis, which allows for better traction and stability in slippery conditions while also improving the handling.

The Focus RS Edition keeps the great driving features that help you get the most out of the vehicle, including the all-wheel-drive system, dynamic torque vectoring - which distributes the power across the rear axle - and torque vectoring control that limits wheelspin from the front wheels.

There is no power boost here.

The new LSD is a proper mechanical part, which is the fastest-reacting form of diff available, and complements the car's existing GKN-developed Twinster torque vectoring system at the rear.

Ford's logic is simple.

It limits the engine torque delivered to a wheel which has reduced traction on the road and redistributed torque to the wheel with more traction to counteract wheelsman that can hamper acceleration and stability.

Power still comes from the same 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine found in the regular Focus RS.

Ford Focus RS Edition on sale now with traction-boosting Quaife LSD

But those with a keen eye will, however, spot a few unique revisions such as a matte black roof, mirror caps and rear roof spoiler with the blue "RS" logo as well as some carbon fibre trim and two-tone Recaro shell seats.

Ford's Performance All Wheel Drive system is another new feature for the RS Edition.

But however appealing the Focus RS is, there's always room for more, and for "Special Edition" models to tempt buyers in to showrooms.

The Focus RS Edition - as with all other versions of the RS - is fitted with dynamic torque vectoring, torque vectoring control and all-wheel drive.

"The new set-up also delivers greater mechanical stability and control when braking hard, and will help drivers set the vehicle up for power slides using Drift Mode".

FORD is offering enthusiasts even more driving fun with the introduction of the new Ford Focus RS Edition which features a mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential for even better handling. Yours for £899, folks.

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