A special edition of the popular Ford Focus RS is now on sale, costing £35,795.
Called the Focus RS Edition, the new hot hatchback has been fitted with a Quaife limited-slip differential (LSD), which gives motorists even more grip from the car’s all-wheel-drive system during high-speed driving.
Fitted on the front axle, the LSD restricts engine torque being delivered to a wheel that is losing traction, instead sending it to the wheel with the most traction to combat wheel spin that can impede stability and acceleration.
Power still comes from the same 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine found in the regular Focus RS. This means an output of 345bhp and 470Nm of torque, a 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds and a 165mph top speed.
The Focus RS Edition also features eye-catching exterior details, which include a contrast black roof, black wing mirror caps and a black rear spoiler.
Ford Performance director Leo Roeks said: “Our new Focus RS Edition represents accessible performance at its finest.
“Improving on the class-leading driving dynamics of the Focus RS was no small task – but our Ford Performance engineers have delivered a drivetrain capable of wringing every drop of performance from the 345bhp EcoBoost engine.
“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.
“The new set-up also delivers greater mechanical stability and control when braking hard, and will help drivers set the car up for power slides using Drift Mode.
“The Focus RS Edition takes our ‘fun to drive’ philosophy to a new level for an everyday road car.”