Very similar to the Ford Focus RS Limited Edition in the United States, but this one is in Europe.

Not long after announcing the Ford Focus RS Limited Edition for the United States, the Blue Oval is launching a similar set of upgrades for drivers in Europe with the new Option Pack for the all-wheel-drive hot hatch.

Like the Limited Edition, Ford outfits the Focus RS with the Option Pack with a Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential. The part should improve traction in corners and prevent wheel spin.

 

Ford Focus RS Option Pack

 

“For hardcore driving enthusiasts, the additional mechanical grip offered by the Quaife LSD will make it even easier to carry speed through a corner on the track, and maximise acceleration on the way out,” said Leo Roeks, Ford Performance Director in Europe.

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The rest of the upgrades are purely aesthetic. Option Pack-equipped models feature Nitrous Blue paint with matte black pieces for the roof, mirror caps, and rear spoiler. There’s also low-gloss black 19-inch wheels with RS center caps. The four-piston Brembo brake calipers are also in the body’s cerulean shade.

Inside, there are two-tone Recaro sport seats with Nitrous Blue and black leather.

The powertrain remains the same. A 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder pumps out 350 horsepower (261 kilowatts) and 350 pound-feet of torque (474.5 Newton-meters). A six-speed manual routes the output to a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. The setup gets the hot hatch to to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.7 seconds, and it can eventually reach 165 mph (265.5 kph).

In North America, Ford will only offer 1,500 units of the Focus RS Limited Edition starting this fall – 1,000 of them in the U.S. and 500 for Canada. In addition to the Quaife limited-slip differential, the Blue Oval offers them in an alluring shade of crimson called Race Red, and Nitrous Blue is an option, too. There's carbon fiber trim on the door handles, handbrake lever, and turbo boost gauge. They also come with all the amenities from the RS2 option package like black-trimmed Recaro heated seats and voice-activated navigation.

Source: Ford

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