Reason being, that Ford is developing an all-new Focus, and that suggests that an all-new Focus RS is some way away, especially has Ford has a tendency to release high performance models late in the car's life cycle.
Visually, the Focus RS Heritage Edition gets a unique Tief Orange body, with contrasting black side mirrors, rear spoiler, and some grey brake calipers behind the forged alloy wheels.
Under the bonnet you'll still find the standard Focus RS' 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine but here, as a result of Ford-approved tuner Mountune's FPM375 upgrade, it's got a bump in power. It also comes equipped with partial leather Recaro seats, privacy glass, a sunroof, rear parking sensors, power-fold door mirrors, cruise control with speed limiter and heated steering wheel.
To help put it to the ground more effectively, the Heritage Edition features a Quaife front differential - as previously introduced on RS Edition models - which Ford says provides a "heightened dynamic sensation for performance driving enthusiasts".
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Ford says the Heritage Edition will make up the final 50 right-hand drive units built in the Saarlouis plant in Germany before production ends on April 6. The package includes both visual and performance upgrades.
With a insane 276kW and 510Nm thanks to a dealer-fitted FPM375 Mountune upgrade, the Focus RS Heritage Edition is a little more grunty than our local 257kW/470Nm Focus RS Limited Edition. The auto also has a limited slip mechanical diff.
The Heritage Edition will go on sale in the United Kingdom for just over $70,000 but it won't be coming to Australia, with our batch of 500 Limited Edition models set to tide Oz over until the fourth-generation RS is released.
"The RS brand is hugely important to Ford and is recognised across the globe, however it has a special place in the hearts of UK Ford fans".