As they say, 'all good things must come to an end', and this one could be a bit of a difficult pill to swallow. This is the Ford Focus RS Red Edition, and it signals the beginning of the end for the brutal hatchback at the forefront of the uber-hatch movement.

To make this version a bit special, the Red Edition sports Red Race paint (obviously) along with an array of extras as standard.

One of the differences beneath that very red paint include a Quaife limited slip-differential located in the front axle to help split torque between the front wheels. This work’s in tandem with the rear axle’s torque vectoring system as a part of the set-up that allows drift mode to be a reality. Additional things you can see include the black roof, spoiler and mirrors and half-leather Recaro seats along with a smattering of carbon bits on the inside.

Performance comes from the RS Edition’s turbocharged 2.3-litre four-pot producing 345bhp and 347lb-ft of torque. Performance is unchanged despite the red paint with 0-62mph being covered in 4.7 seconds.

The previous 'Edition' models for the USA only. Now we have parity.......

The previous 'Edition' models for the USA only. Now we have parity.......

If you think you’ve heard this spec before then, you’d be correct. The Focus RS Edition model announced a few months ago was the same but not red.

Only 300 will be built, and it’s a UK only exclusive car. So if you want a limited run spot-on looking Focus RS in your driver then expect to pay £36,295 with delivery from February 2018 onwards.

Will you be sad to see the end of the current generation Focus RS? Let us know in the comments.

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