Just about anybody with a cognizant brain would die for an opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the Europe exclusive Ford Focus RS500 limited edition hatchback and take it out for a spin on Ford’s tab.
Unfortunately, that privilege comes with a few requirements of its own, not the least of which include being a high-profile professional race car driver. WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen fits that bill to a tee so, much to our behest, he was afforded the opportunity to take the RS500 for a drive, a treat that certainly doesn’t help in making us any less jealous of the guy.
In these two videos, the ever-so unflappable Hirvonen gives us a run-down on what it feels to drive the RS500. The first one shows the Finn rally driver taking the car for a tour around Germany’s Eifel region with matching commentary on the handling, performance, and pace of the car. Meanwhile, the second video takes us to the familiar surroundings of the Nurburgring where - you guessed it - Hirvonen is at it again with the RS500, this time blasting the car around the Green Hell with no worries of breaking any speed limits.
Nurburgring video after the jump
Source: Ford of Europe