Ford of Europe unveiled a new presentation video that shows how the special edition Focus RS500 is produced at the company’s Saarlouis plant in Germany. So, if you ever wondered how Ford creates a sports car then this would be the perfect video to watch and learn. Of course, we really doubt anyone cares, but they put forth the effort to make the video so we might as well watch it. Don’t worry, it’s less than two minutes long which is plenty of time to watch how a sold-out vehicle is made. Yes, the RS500 will be limited to only 500 units and all of them have already been sold.

The Focus RS500 is powered by an improved version of the 2.5L 20 V DOHC RS engine from the standard RS. The addition of an improved induction kit and a revised exhaust system will allow the engine to deliver a total of 345 hp (up from standard 300) and a peak torque of 339lb ft. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 163 mph.


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  (410) posted on 05.4.2011

Well, I guess because of high competition in the car sales Ford cannot lower their rates with the huge competition globally, the manufacturers should also consider the cost of materials to produce high quality units.

  (1332) posted on 07.15.2010

so this is how they build the hot hatch..

  (666) posted on 07.14.2010

I still don’t get it - why they make it fwd? this would be one of the best cars ever if it was awd.

  (939) posted on 07.12.2010

Oh that is totally AWESOME! I am seriously gonna be sad when the Mk3 comes out. Not only have they sabotaged the looks, they will also drop that 5 cylinder engine for their fast models. :’(

  (806) posted on 07.11.2010

It’s still unbelievable that some of the best American cars, aren’t sold in North America. Rediculous!

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