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Ford reveals Focus RS500

Ford is launching a limited edition Focus RS500 for performance car enthusiasts which will have a run of 500 examples in the world and 101 in the UK.Ford Focus RS500

The new Focus RS500 features a 348bhp 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine which has been given an overhaul to generate 15% more power than the standard Focus RS.

The limited edition model sports a matt black 'foil' paint finish with matching alloy wheels.

Joe Bakaj, Ford of Europe's vice president for Product Development, said: “We were determined to mark the end of production for the current Focus RS with something even more special.

“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.”

The RS500 marks the end of production for the current generation Focus RS, with the last vehicles scheduled to leave Ford’s Saarlouis Assembly Plant in Germany during September 2010.

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