Focus RS Edition gets more traction

Ford has revealed the Focus RS Edition featuring a mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential (LSD) and now available to order from £35,795, providing even more traction and driving appeal for performance driving enthusiasts.


The Focus RS Edition features unique styling, including signature Nitrous Blue paint with striking black exterior details, two-tone seats, and carbon-fibre trim.


Developed by Ford Performance engineers, the Focus RS Edition has been evaluated at locations across the globe to further enhance the high-performance hatchback’s class-leading traction and responsiveness using a Quaife LSD for the front axle.


The mechanical LSD limits the engine torque delivered to a wheel that has reduced traction on the road surface, and redistributes torque to the wheel with more traction to counteract the wheelspin that can hamper acceleration and stability.


By controlling the torque delivered to each front wheel, the Focus RS Edition’s Quaife LSD enables drivers to exploit the 350PS delivered by its 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine in high-performance driving situations even more, and seamlessly integrates with Focus RS driving technologies delivered as standard, including:


  • Ford Performance All Wheel Drive, which varies the front-to-rear torque distribution to suit the current driving situation – monitoring inputs from vehicle sensors 100 times per second and sending a maximum of 70 per cent of the drive torque to the rear axle
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring – which uses electronically-controlled clutch packs on the rear axle to send up to 100 per cent of the available torque to either rear wheel, and can switch drive from one side to the other in as little as 0.06sec
  • Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) – which automatically applies small amounts of brake force to limit wheelspin at the front axle.


To find out more, contact the FordStore team at English Ford on 01202 715577.

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