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2010 Ford Focus RS500

Lot No.: 347

Registration: PX60 AHC
Chassis Number: WF0GXXGCDGAS15376
Engine Number: S15376
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2521
Year of Manufacture: 2010
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 30,375

 

  • Limited edition RS500 with 19inch wheels, flared arches, deep diffuser, and a serious rear wing
  • Launched as the ultimate performance Ford with a muscular 345bhp, 2.5-litre, 5-cylinder engine 
  • First registered in November 2010  finished in a model-unique Matt Black ‘foil' paintwork
  • Odometer showing just 25,259 miles - minimal use over the last 5 years

 

The Ford Focus RS500 made its global debut at the Leipzig Motor Show on April 9th, 2010 and marked the final swansong for production of the remarkable, second generation, Focus RS. The last vehicles left Ford's Assembly Plant in Germany during September 2010.

The new and more powerful, limited edition Focus RS500 model was launched as the ultimate performance Ford to provide the definitive driving experience for serious performance car enthusiasts. The new model was given the RS500 designation to highlight its strictly limited production run of 500 individually-numbered vehicles and featured a muscular 345bhp, 2.5-litre, 5-cylinder engine, which generated 15% more power than the standard Focus RS and delivered truly exhilarating performance.

In the raw, the RS looked a bit of a 'beastie' with its gaping grille, 19inch wheels, flared arches, deep diffuser, and a wing that would embarrass a Porsche Turbo, and left you in no doubt about its intentions. However, the limited edition RS500 is even more dramatic sporting a unique matt black 'foil' paint finish with matching alloy wheels and delivering a powerful visual impact unmatched by any other production Ford.

The development programme included a dedicated endurance test at the infamous Nordschleife, where Ford 'TeamRS' engineers were joined by three Ford-employed racing drivers, working in shifts, to complete 10,000km of non-stop driving, equivalent to competing in ten consecutive Nürburgring 24-hour races without a break.

Offered here is a right-hand drive Focus RS500 first registered in the UK on 1st November 2010. It is thought to have been one of the early models used by Ford to promote the new model. The car has been with our vendor since 2015 in a small collection of Cosworths and has been used fairly infrequently – a testament to the 25,259 miles shown on the odometer. Supplied with a UK V5c, this car presents the opportunity to own a rare RS model that joins a long line of iconic RS Fords.