Ford Focus RS500 Tested by Tanner Foust

The Ford RS500 has already sold out and the world asking for more, but only Tanner Foust got to even sit behind the wheel. The famous race car driver and stunt driver tool the 350 horsepower front wheel drive monster to the mecca of speed, the Nurburgring test track in Germany.
We thought that the Americans didn’t know what a hothatch was (just kidding) but he does just fine in not crashing (joking again). We really don’t know why Ford needed to hire Tanner for this marketing stunt, and all we got is a vague description of how good the car is. Where are the fireballs, dancing monkeys and dust balls created by wheelspin. Even though the car is sold out, Ford continues to squeeze marketing juice out of it.

The RS500 is the old generation Focus’ swan song. The hatch only needs 5.6 seconds to deal with the 0 to 62 mph sprint (it manages to cut 0.3 seconds off the standard RS’s time) and can reach a top speed of 163 mph.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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