Published: 12 Apr 2010

Already the Ford Focus RS500, which is scheduled to hit UK showrooms in June of this year, is generating a lot of excitement and enquiries.

Sharing quite a few similarities to the current RS model, many aspects to the new Ford Focus RS500 gives it a unique feel thus creating a completely new driving experience. Anticipated to be more than just a souped-up version of the current model, customers can expect a lot more power and a sneak preview of how the car performs on a race track, suggests that it also provides stunning handling at high speed.

Under the Hood

The Ford Focus RS500 is all about power. It comes with a turbo-charged 2.5-litre engine which produces an impressive 345 bhp. A bigger inter-cooler assists the model’s improved performance and there is also a larger exhaust pipe. This all leads to a top speed of 165 mph and the ability to go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds.


If you are the type of person who can take months deciding on the colour of a car then the Ford Focus RS500 is most definitely the car for you, as it’s available in only one colour - matt black foil finish. The only escape from the black is a small splash of blue and red on the badge, which is visible on the car’s tailgate.

The interior of the RS500 model reflects that of the current top spec model, in addition to a few extras thrown in. There is a unique colour scheme with an abundance of leather, which is set off nicely with red stitching. The model also comes with parking sensors in addition to air conditioning, while a GPS device and DVD player with touch screen, can be fitted at an extra cost.

With a limited number of 101, RS500 models being manufactured and available in the UK, each car will display a plaque situated on the console which will contain a unique number.

Those who are desperate to catch a glimpse of the Ford Focus RS500 model can do so this month at the Leipzip Motor Show. Alternatively, it will be June 2010 when the 101 models will be released and hitting the roads of the UK.

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