RE: Ford reveals Focus RS Red Edition

RE: Ford reveals Focus RS Red Edition

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Ford reveals Focus RS Red Edition

Yes, it's a paint job. But the Race Red cars will be limited edition - and there's another kicker, too...



Christmas is a time for giving they say, and Ford has gotten itself into the spirit with the unveiling of the Focus RS Red Edition. Of course Christmas is also the time for overzealous marketing ideas, too - and the fact that the limited-edition variant revolves solely around the Race Red paint job does rather say all you need to know about the new model.


Nevertheless, it is based on the RS Edition, which means that you get 350hp and the Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential which was previously missing from the standard car's front axle. You also get a healthy amount of standard kit, including the black cast 19in alloy wheels, grey Brembo four-piston callipers, part-leather Recaro seats, rear parking sensors, cruise control, keyless entry and a heated steering wheel.

Moreover, you'll be driving one of only 300 cars. Or one of only 300 Race Red cars in the UK at any rate; the colour was previously made available with the RS overseas, just not in the UK where white, grey, black and blue have always been in the standard paint choices.

Slightly more appealingly, there's also a fair chance that your Red Edition will be one of the very last RS models rolling down the production line. With the current Focus expected to be replaced in the new year, and the limited-edition version not due until Feburary, there won't be many more right-hand-drive cars left to build. Yours for £36,295 and available to order now.

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David87

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4,736 posts

140 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Hope it comes with an AA membership.

TIGA84

4,701 posts

159 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Not enough red cars IMO. That looks great.

1Toomanycars

25 posts

135 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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David87 said:
Hope it comes with an AA membership.
Wow, 5 minutes, first comment though! clap

Edited by 1Toomanycars on Wednesday 20th December 13:50

loose cannon

4,717 posts

169 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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To match the owners face when the inevitable happens punch

GTEYE

1,088 posts

138 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Shouldn't it have a white roof....as it is the season and all that....
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FN2TypeR

4,958 posts

21 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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TIGA84 said:
Not enough red cars IMO. That looks great.
I like it too, but I'd have to see one in the flesh to decide whether or not I prefer it to the grey that is also available

givablondabone

2,402 posts

83 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Wow. Really? It's red. Great, thanks for that. So it's gonna cost more because it's a colour that's normally a no cost option for everyone else is it? But it's a ltd edition see.....................................

Fools and their money.

Jam12321

144 posts

38 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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givablondabone said:
Wow. Really? It's red. Great, thanks for that. So it's gonna cost more because it's a colour that's normally a no cost option for everyone else is it? But it's a ltd edition see.....................................

Fools and their money.
A Quaife LSD is included as well, all in the article above.

Butter Face

16,219 posts

88 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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My mate is consdering buying one to stick in the garage and keep with delivery mileage. Reckons it's a future £100k car....

He is a Ford Fanboi with a Mk1 and Mk2 RS already though so slightly biased.....

alorotom

4,122 posts

115 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Butter Face said:
My mate is consdering buying one to stick in the garage and keep with delivery mileage. Reckons it's a future £100k car....

He is a Ford Fanboi with a Mk1 and Mk2 RS already though so slightly biased.....
Im no Ford fanboy but I would bet he is right ... granted it will need to sit there for a solid couple of decades really to reach the 6fig mark but its not THAT long really

nickfrog

8,448 posts

145 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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givablondabone said:
Fools and their money.
Better than fool without money.

Turbojuice

235 posts

17 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Butter Face said:
My mate is consdering buying one to stick in the garage and keep with delivery mileage. Reckons it's a future £100k car....

He is a Ford Fanboi with a Mk1 and Mk2 RS already though so slightly biased.....
Going by old fast Fords, he's probably right. Probably a tad optimistic with the £100k prediction, but not far off.

Tell him to stock up on revised head gaskets.

givablondabone

2,402 posts

83 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Turbojuice said:
Butter Face said:
My mate is consdering buying one to stick in the garage and keep with delivery mileage. Reckons it's a future £100k car....

He is a Ford Fanboi with a Mk1 and Mk2 RS already though so slightly biased.....
Going by old fast Fords, he's probably right. Probably a tad optimistic with the £100k prediction, but not far off.

Tell him to stock up on revised head gaskets.
No need if it's stuck in the garage is there?

givablondabone

2,402 posts

83 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Jam12321 said:
A Quaife LSD is included as well, all in the article above.
How much more expensive is this than a 'standard' Edition model though? Or isn't it?

irocfan

15,561 posts

118 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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TIGA84 said:
Not enough red non-black.silver/grey cars IMO. That looks great.
I hope you don't mind my correction

loudlashadjuster

2,943 posts

112 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Butter Face said:
My mate is consdering buying one to stick in the garage and keep with delivery mileage. Reckons it's a future £100k car.....
Any car will be worth £100k...if you wait long enough wink

I'd love to know what this Red Edition RS looks like, but due to the fuzzy, blocky photos PH insisted on using I guess I'll just have to use my imagination.

givablondabone

2,402 posts

83 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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nickfrog said:
Better than fool without money.
Touche mon ami

Hitch

5,302 posts

122 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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givablondabone said:
Wow. Really? It's red. Great, thanks for that. So it's gonna cost more because it's a colour that's normally a no cost option for everyone else is it? But it's a ltd edition see.....................................

Fools and their money.
Yeah, those damn fools and their ridiculously slow depreciating cars which in time are likely to appreciate in value! Tossers.

budgie smuggler

2,994 posts

87 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Wish this trend for black wheels would foxtrot oscar.

Yipper

5,964 posts

18 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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An extra 3 grand for some paint. Sounds good. Where do I sign up.