This Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition, is the last hurrah for the Blue Oval’s current all-wheel-drive mega-hatch, which goes out of production on 6 April.
The Focus RS Heritage Edition comes equipped with the model’s most performance-focused optional equipment – including a higher-specification drivetrain and a power upgrade to 370bhp – to make it the fastest variant of a Focus RS yet produced.
Located between the car's front driveshafts is a Quaife mechanical locking differential – the same kind that was added to the recent RS Edition – to juggle torque between the wheels more effectively and enhance traction under heavy throttle loads.
No changes have been made to the car’s GKN-supplied driveline technology at the rear, so Drift Mode is still able to send up to 100% of torque to each rear wheel to enable the car to perform powerslides and drifts.
The Heritage Edition gets the FPM375 Mountune power upgrade as standard. The overhaul increases output by 25bhp and torque by 30lb ft, bringing the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine’s maximum to 376lb ft. This is achieved via the fitment of a high-flow induction kit, an uprated turbo re-circulating valve and an ECU remap to make the most of the new hardware.