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Hotter, limited edition Ford Focus to be launched next week

The limited edition Ford Focus RS500, which has close to 350bhp, will be launched next week.

The car's existence has been confirmed by a Ford microsite, which shows the RS500 being driven round its Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium.

See the Ford Focus RS500 teaser video

The car has been created in response to public demand, and the growing market of aftermarket tuners offering tuned cars with up to 400bhp.

The RS500 is expected to remain as practical as the current RS, keeping its rear seats, but it will be differentiated with a more extreme look, including a large rear wing that can be seen at the start of the video.

The Mk2 Ford Focus RS is limited to 8000 models, with 4000 destined for the UK. Logic suggests the RS500 will be limited to 500 examples.

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beachland2 31 March 2010

Re: Ford Focus RS500 - first details

101 on sale in the UK. 350PS at 6k rpm and 460NM at 2.5k to 4.5k rpm of fwd.

RS focus production will end in september.

RS500 production will begin in may. 500 units only.

There will actually be more than 500, for demos etc, with their own numbering system.

They have still managed to make then interior look a pricey tackyness.

Rover P6 3500S 29 March 2010

Re: Ford Focus RS500 - first details

goodcarlover wrote:
They ditched them because they were so easy to nick!!!! modern cars are soo much harder....hence they break in for the keys.

Even now, Ford keys all look the same... there are two Focuses, a Mondeo and two Fiestas on my street, all under five years old, and the keys to all of them will open and start at least one other...

formerdealer 28 March 2010

Re: Ford Focus RS500 - first details

There is only one reason they're malikg an rs500 and giving it more power and a stiffer set up, it's because after plenty of attempts they still can't get the regular car around the ring in under 8:17 to beat the R26R