No, you still can’t get the Ford Focus RS500 here in America. You can, however, watch it lap the Nurburgring in brilliant video footage.
Rally fans will immediately recognize Ford’s captive World Rally Championship driver Mikko Hirvonen at the wheel as he pilots the matte-black monster around the Nordschliefe and gives you a walk through on the car’s performance and handling while topping 130 mph without so much as a wink. Turn up your speakers, because you’re going to want to hear that 350-horsepower blown inline-five sing.
This video is actually the second of two videos featuring Hirvonen behind the wheel of the RS500. While we love a good track video, Ford of Europe also shot a video of him before he got to the track while he was test driving it on city streets. To watch that video, CLICK HERE.
Also, in case you were wondering, Hirvonen’s exhibition laps weren’t timed since he wasn’t even wearing a helmet, so you can’t compare the RS500’s ‘Ring time to the GT-R, 911, ZR1, Viper, or anything else. Kick back and enjoy the video HERE.