This is the brand new Ford Focus RS500, a limited-edition of just 500 units based on the popular sporty hatchback. The new car marks the end of the current generation Ford Focus RS and receives more power and torque compared to the standard version as well as a bespoke interior trim.
Under the hood, we find the same five-cylinder engine featuring a new improved induction kit and a revised exhaust system, delivering an extra 45 bhp over the total output of the standard car of 300 hp.
Torque was also upgraded from 325lb ft to 339lb-ft. The new car is capable to make the sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.6 seconds (standard version makes it in 5.9 sec) while the top speed achieves is 163 mph or 262 km/h.
As you can see from the photos, the new car comes in an matte black finish (the cars are painted in gloss black paint and then shipped to coatings specialist 3M site near where a matte film is laid over the top).
The gloss paint is retained only on the lower grille and splitter, the rear spoiler and the rear diffuser. In order to complete this design, brake calipers are finished in red. Inside, we find red detailing but also a plaque on the centre console with the car's edition number. No words about the price yet!