2018 Mk3 Ford Focus RS Red Edition



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Welcome to the sale of our Mk3 Ford Focus RS Red Edition.

One of only 300 Red Editions produced, this example sets the bar high, being a car with all options ticked when ordered new & has remained with the original owner, with only 11 miles covered from new!

As New Example
One Owner From New
Fully Optioned Example
11 Miles From New
Stored in a Carcoon From New
Never been used in the rain (underside condition is superb)
All original booklets
Spare keys
Original paint throughout
As new interior with protection films/plastics still in place

Full options:
Tilt/slide sunroof
Door edge protectors
19in forged alloy wheels

A true collectors example, fit for the most serious of collections large or small.

The Mk3 Focus RS is a great drivers car & has steadily been increasing in value.
Potentially the last internal combustion Ford RS, as any replacement looks very likely to be hybrid if they make another at all which could make this a great investment, or indeed an almost new & fantastic drivers car to be enjoyed.


It is no secret that we are a big fan of the Focus RS, having owned, sold & even restored many examples over the years.
Indeed some of the nicest and lowest mileage examples have been through Appreciating Classics doors.
Be it a Mk1, Mk2 or Mk3, the Focus RS has a fantastic following and understandably so.

The Mk3 created quite a storm upon release, with it being the first Focus RS to sport four wheel drive, it also reverted back to a four cylinder engine, as well as having 4 doors rather than the 2 doors of previous generations. Mechanically quite a masterpiece, extremely capable, very fast & it even has a ‘drift mode’.
Reviews were almost all unanimous in the praise of the new model.

Some critics complained that it would never become a ‘classic’ as it has too many doors….
(you only need to look at a Sapphire Cosworth, Lancia Delta or Mitsubishi Evo to see the flaw in that argument).
Add to this that the Mk3 looks likely to be the last internal combustion engine RS model, it could well prove to be a very sought after classic in years to come.

When Ford UK announced that production of the RS Focus was coming to an end, they decided to produce three limited edition models.
The RS Edition, RS Red Edition and the RS Heritage Edition, these have become instant modern classics.

Only 300 examples of the RS Red Edition were ever produced.
Visual differences over the standard Mk3 Focus RS were the Race Red paintwork, gloss black roof, mirrors & rear spoiler as well as grey-finish brake callipers.
Mechanically the RS Red Edition was fitted with a Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential which makes a substantial difference to front end grip & driving experience.

Body & Paintwork

The bodywork of this example is exactly as you would expect from a vehicle which has covered only 11 miles from new, having lived in a carcoon its entire life – simply superb.

We have checked all panels with a paint depth gauge, & can confirm all paintwork is original, including the wheels.
Being a RS Red Edition, this example sports the gloss black roof, spoiler & mirrors which are a brilliant contrast against the Race Red paintwork.

All badges, lights, & windows are in perfect order, just as you would expect.
The factory optional Black forged 19in alloy wheels are of course unmarked, still sporting original tyres.

A beautiful example all round.

Interior & Trim

As per the rest of the car, this interior is simply as new.

The Recaro ‘Shell’ seats are in perfect order, looking superb in part leather & Alacantara with the blue stitching.

The infotainment screen still has the protective film in place & the seats still have the original protection covers in place.

All switchgear is unmarked, likewise the steering wheel, gear knob, handbrake & foot pedals are like new.
Everything operates exactly as it should do & the carbon trims look great in the Red Edition.


The 2016 RS created a stir by going back to a 4 cylinder engine (as opposed to the 5 cylinder found in the Mk2).
The new 2.3 litre, 4 cylinder Ecobooost engine is smaller, lighter & more efficient than the 5 cylinder unit.

It offers better fuel economy, lower CO2 emissions &, in standard trim, more power & torque (345 bhp and 470NM).
0-60mph in 4.7 seconds is certainly very impressive, especially in a manual transmission car & a top speed of 165mph!

As the pictures show, this example is totally as new throughout, including the engine bay area.

Running Gear

All running gear is exactly as you would expect of such a low mileage car.
Factory optional Black forged 19in alloy wheels were a £975 upgrade & are of course unmarked, still sporting original tyres.

The car has genuinely not seen rain, having lived in a Carcoon the underside condition is superb & as new.