We’re pretty satisfied with the new Ford Focus and the 247-hp Focus ST that will debut next year. However, our enthusiast heart still yearns for a new version of the RS500.
Powered by a 2.5 liter inline 5-cylinder turbo engine, the Ford Focus RS500 makes a whopping 350-hp and all that power is transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. Ford only produced a limited 500 units of the model and kept 12 for itself.
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One of those just happened to get in the hands of rally race-car driver and Top Gear America host Tanner Foust.
Check out the video of Foust driving the RS500 on the Nurburgring Nordschleife after the jump.
– By: Omar Rana