Video Shows Us What its Like to Build a Ford Focus RS 500

The final send-off for the European Ford Focus RS is the special 500 model. Consisting of the last 500 RS models to leave the line, special paintwork and a full 350 horsepower set this hardcore hatchback apart from the rest of the RS series. Simply put, the RS 500 is a rally rocket for the road.

So the RS 500 is unquestionably fun to drive. But what’s it like to build? That’s where this video comes in, detailing the the build process for Ford’s superhatch at the automaker’s Saarlouis plant in Germany. Have a look. Not only might you learn something, but you’ll also get to see many of the special goodies that make an RS 500 unique.

When you’re done, be sure to click here to watch World Rally Championship driver Mikko Hirvonen throw the RS 500 around the Nürburgring. No wonder the entire production run sold out in mere hours.

Source: Ford of Europe


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