The Ford Focus RS is with its 224 kW / 305 PS already considered the strongest Series car front-wheel drive in the world. Now, Ford is at the AMI in Leipzig (until 18/4/2010) 15 percent power on it and presenting a world premiere of the Focus RS 500 before. The 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine delivers in the special edition of 257 kW / 350 hp at 6000 rpm. The increased torque of 440 Nm to 460 Nm, the min over a wide speed range of 2500 rpm and 4500 rpm are available. The number in the model designation stands for the limited edition of only 500 vehicles, which will each receive a plaque Edition with individual production number.
Most characteristic feature of the Ford Focus RS 500 is the foliation in matte-black in color, including then matched 19-inch alloy wheels. The Focus RS 500 accelerates in 5.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and 265 km/h maximum speed achieved. It costs 46 050 euros.
The special edition model marked the impending end of production of the current RS generation. Instead of the projecting 7000 to 8000 pieces to September 2010, when production at the Ford plant in Saarlouis expire, more than 11 000 copies have rolled off the line. The production scheduled for 20 European markets Special Edition starts in May 2010 also in Saarlouis.