In lieu of this year’s Christmas celebrations, Ford UK has introduced the Focus RS Red Edition – presumably for dads who’d like to show up on Christmas as Santa in full drift mode.

On top of its Race Red exterior, the Focus features grey brake calipers behind black-cast alloy wheels and the existing RS Edition‘s trademark touches – black roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler.

It’s also provided with a front mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential which allows drivers to fully utilise the 345 hp from its 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine. Other driving aids included are the Dynamic Torque Vectoring that’s able to switch power between the two rear wheels within 0.06 seconds and Torque Vectoring Control that automatically applies brake force at the front to limit wheelspin.

“For hardcore driving enthusiasts, the additional mechanical grip offered by the Quaife LSD will make it even easier to carry speed through a corner on the track, and maximise acceleration on the way out. The new setup also delivers greater mechanical stability and control when braking hard, and will help drivers set the car up for power-slides using Drift Mode,” Ford Performance Director, Leo Roeks said. “The Focus RS Edition takes our ‘fun to drive’ philosophy to a new level for an everyday road car.”

The Ford Performance Drift Stick, to complement the Drift Mode

The Focus RS Red Edition is also provided with an industry-first Drift Mode as standard, for controlled oversteer drifts and Launch Control for blistering performance off the line – allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds.

The RS Red Edition will be a limited production run of just 300 cars in the festive colour scheme.

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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.