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Watch - and hear - the mighty Ford Focus RS 500 in action
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17 April 2010

This is the first video footage of the limited edition Ford Focus RS in action.

Realeased in an official Ford film ,a long with new pictures of the car, it is the first time the RS500 has been seen and heard in action.

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The RS500 effectively sold out within 12 hours of being revealed, even though prices haven't been announced yet.

It is a limited-edition 500 car run of a 345bhp version of the hot hatch.

Made to mark the end of the current generation Focus RS's production, it gets more power and torque than a standard RS and bespoke interior trim.

The five-cylinder engine has been given improved induction kit and a revised exhaust system, which help to add an extra 45bhp to the standard car’s 300bhp. Torque goes up from 325lb ft to 339lb ft.

These modifications reduce the car’s 0-62mph time from 5.9 to 5.6sec. Ford isn’t quoting in-gear acceleration, but expect the most noticeable changes to come during from 30-50mph in third. Top speed stays the same at 163mph.

The car’s exterior is finished in a matt black paint unique to the RS500. Standard gloss black paint is applied in the factory, and then he cars are shipped to coatings specialist 3M’s site near Frankfurt, where a matt film is laid over the top. The gloss paint is retained on the lower grille and splitter, the rear spoiler and the rear diffuser. Brake calipers are finished in red.

Inside the cars have red detailing instead of the RS’s blue, and a plaque on the centre console with the car’s edition number.

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beachland2 20 April 2010

Re: Ford Focus RS500 - new pics and video

icsunonove wrote:

FriendlyFisherman wrote:

I think the Chav thing is an easy one to throw around but not too accurate really. There are a lot of people now in thier 30's, 40's and beyond who all grew up drooling over the various fast Fords of the day. This being the ultimate FF so far it is likely to have a wide range of people who would wish to buy one.

The cost is high but if Ford can get it then thats good on them. The talk of tuning an existing car is actually the chaviest thing of all. I'll have my manufacturers warranty and unaltered insurance premiums please.

Finally someone who understands.
This is wisdom, something that comes gradually as the years go by.
If you're not there yet, you don't recognise it when you see it.

Who understands the opinion you share, which i disagree with.

icsunonove 20 April 2010

Re: Ford Focus RS500 - new pics and video

FriendlyFisherman wrote:

I think the Chav thing is an easy one to throw around but not too accurate really. There are a lot of people now in thier 30's, 40's and beyond who all grew up drooling over the various fast Fords of the day. This being the ultimate FF so far it is likely to have a wide range of people who would wish to buy one.

The cost is high but if Ford can get it then thats good on them. The talk of tuning an existing car is actually the chaviest thing of all. I'll have my manufacturers warranty and unaltered insurance premiums please.

Finally someone who understands.
This is wisdom, something that comes gradually as the years go by.
If you're not there yet, you don't recognise it when you see it.

Pepsi Max 20 April 2010

Re: Ford Focus RS500 - new pics and video

If any car could justify the need for DRLs it's this one surely !! However, I suspect that with the type of driver it's targeted at, it's going to get crashed DRLs or not........