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Limited Edition add-ons make the already-talented Ford Focus RS even better on track

Ford logo21 Nov 2017

By TIM ROBSON

IF YOU know your fast Fords, then you know that the blue and white RS badge stands for something quite special. And in the case of the 2016 Focus RS, it adorned one of Ford’s fittest, fastest and most frantic cars of the modern era.

On paper, the Focus RS presents a compelling case a revolutionary new all-wheel-drive system, a potent turbo engine and a chassis tune to match.

The RS is, in short, a riot of a hatchback, and one of the performance bargains of the century.

But the end is in sight for this iteration of the Focus, and with that, the RS will also disappear from our lives. Cue sad face emoticon.

But before it goes, Ford has rustled up a grab bag of extra kit for the Focus, massaging its performance while also lifting its price – one of its most compelling elements, if we’re honest.

With the final 500 cars ever now known as the RS Limited Edition, is it a fitting send off for one of the Blue Oval’s most incredible achievements of recent times?

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Model release date: 1 November 2017

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