Have you watched the teaser video of the car running around the Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium? Now, we have more details about the stunning car. The upcoming hot hatch is simply amazing. Looks like the car will run real well, thanks to the many performance and handling upgrades including shocks and brakes. If you’ve driven a Ford Focus RS, you’ll know what 300 bhp is. It is 80 bhp more than what physics says the front axles of a hatch can handle. The Focus RS did it, and now, the Focus RS500 comes with something more.
The Focus RS500 has a 2.5-litre inline-5 engine that can churn out a power of 350 bhp and 460 Nm of torque. This engine is very powerful, 15 per cent more power compared to the Focus RS. Wondering how the vehicle managed to get so much power? The controller software was upgraded adding a larger intercooler and giving the hatch a bigger and free-flowing exhaust system. Did you know that the car can zoom from 0 to 100 km per hour in less than 5.6 seconds with a maximum speed of 263 kmph.
Is the RS500 similar to the earlier cars from Ford? The three-door hatchback is sporty. It is better than the already proven RS. The car’s matte black paint and blacked-out 19-inch wheels make it stand out of the crowd. The chic car’s looks are further enhanced by the performance-tuned brake calipers behind the large wheels. The interiors are different, something special. The Focus RS500 has bright red leather seats with Recaro buckets up front.
What do you think the 500 in RS500 indicate? Only 500 units of the car will be produced. That’s unfortunate, but true. Who will the lucky 500 customers be? We heard that each model is going to get a metal plaque mounted on the center console with its unique identification number from 001 through 500 engraved on it. Isn’t that something cool for the fortunate customers?
Ford believes the combination of the looks and performance of the Focus RS500 is going to drive car enthusiasts crazy. They are going to highly appreciate it. As of now, we have info about the RS500’s trips to Great Britain, Denmark and Czech Republic only. Great Britain will have the luck of running 101 units of the tuned hatchback on its roads. Smaller countries such as Denmark and the Czech Republic will get only five.
By end of today, we may have more info on the all-new Ford Focus RS500. The Focus RS is still on the roads. The car is doing real well. That goes to say that the RS500 will do better. A redesigned version of the Ford Focus may go on sale next year. Finally Ford will get a modern C-segment car to compete with other leaders like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.