Ford Focus RS500 

  • built in Germany
  • 2010
  • 345 HP 2.5L
  • 163 mph
Top speed is a claimed 164 mph, and remember, this isn't a low-drag slipstreamer: Ford says it's a high 0.38Cd, for zero lift.
by MotorTrend (Feb, 2009)
So let us, the car-lovers of the world, offer collective thanksgivings that Ford has made the very apex of hot hatches into such a life-affirmingly brilliant machine as its Focus RS.
by MotorTrend (Feb, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford Focus RS500


Focus RS500
5.4 s
3.9 s

Top speed

Focus RS500
163 mph
Scion FR-S
135 mph
137 mph


Focus RS500
11.9 s
Scion FR-S
16.6 s

Top Gear track time

Focus RS500

1/4 mile

Focus RS500
13.9 s
TT RS Coupé
12.6 s

Data points Key details of the Ford Focus RS500

Number built

Focus RS500
500 cars
Focus RS


Focus RS500
345 HP
Scion FR-S
194 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web


Ford Focus RS500
The comprehensive engineering details already developed for the 305 PS Focus RS engine – including a revised cylinder head gasket, ultra-durable metal sprayed cylinder bores, revised pistons and new connecting rods – have ensured that no further mechanical changes were required to cope with the increased performance of the 350 PS RS500 unit.
“This vehicle joins a long line of iconic RS Fords and is a worthy recipient of the RS500 name, which became synonymous with success on the road and track with the legendary Sierra RS500 Cosworth that dominated saloon car racing during the late 1980s,” Bakaj added.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
Number built 500 cars


Chief designer Stefan Lamm


Drivetrain FWD w/Quaife LSD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears


Displacement 2,500 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 163 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s
0-60mph 5.4 s
0-100mph 11.9 s
0-200kph 19.5 s
Top gear time 1:30.80
Hockenheim short lap time 1:15.80

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.25 lb/hp
Maximum hp 345 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 340 ft-lb @ 2,500 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,190 lb
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