Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th March 2010, 22:34   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
theragingbull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,602
Thanked: 611 Times
Default Ultimate hot hatch: Ford Focus RS500

According to the ....:::: Ford Focus RS500 ::::.... website, the limited edition Focus RS500 was supposed to be launched on 31st March. But apparently their site has been breached and pictures leaked out.

Powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder that gives 350 PS and 460 Nm of torque (that's 345 horsepower and 339 pound-feet to us Yanks), the RS500 offers an appreciable boost over the standard. Ford hasn't released full details yet, but the current RS hits 62 mph in under six seconds and blasts to 162 mph. Expect this one to be a tad faster.
With 19" wheels and matte black paint, i can't think of a hotter hatch than this one!

The RS500 is limited to 500 units in 20 EDM countries.
Attached Thumbnails
Ultimate hot hatch: Ford Focus RS500-0002011focus500rs.jpg  

Ultimate hot hatch: Ford Focus RS500-0012011focus500rs.jpg  

Ultimate hot hatch: Ford Focus RS500-0022011focus500rs.jpg  

Ultimate hot hatch: Ford Focus RS500-0152011focus500rs.jpg  

Ultimate hot hatch: Ford Focus RS500-0162011focus500rs.jpg  

Ultimate hot hatch: Ford Focus RS500-0172011focus500rs.jpg  

theragingbull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 22:44   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
shamik.bose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 1,684
Thanked: 126 Times
Default

That is one REAL HOT hatch. And looks so damn good. *Drool* They should've called it the RS+ or something. But isn't 350 BHP thorough the front wheels really stretching it? But if they've somehow managed it, won't it suffer from the same problem that the EVO does? "Wrong gear = no acceleration" problem..
shamik.bose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 23:33   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
avishar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: kolkata/bangalore,india
Posts: 2,411
Thanked: 686 Times
Default

But the problem is this is FWD isnt it?350 ps of power to the front wheels! It will be diffucult to get all the power to the ground.
But who cares,this looks amazing!
avishar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 23:51   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Gilead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 2,140
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Teaser video of the Focus RS500 shot at Ford's test track in Belgium.


Last edited by Gilead : 29th March 2010 at 23:52.
Gilead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 00:03   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,054
Thanked: 6,601 Times
Default

350 horses going to the front wheels?! That's one too many, me thinks. It might have an electronic diff and everything but it will torque-steer to kingdom come!

Great looking hatch though!
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 00:10   #6
BHPian
 
Abbas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Visakhapatnam
Posts: 411
Thanked: 27 Times
Default

WOW . What a machine. Ford focus has remained one of my fav hatch. Wonder when they will launch it in india. i mean if they could get it to india something like a base version which is cost effective and could be placed in the polo, figo segment.
Abbas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 00:39   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
danlalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: mumbai,JUHU
Posts: 1,597
Thanked: 133 Times
Default

Drool MAAL!!! How id wish to buy this baby. Ultimate FORD!
Hey man if JITU (HONDA CITY TURBO 400+ BHP) can manage it in his car. Iam sure ford has done something to handle this torque monster. But this is complete insane stuff. Love the looks, colour, everything.
danlalan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 00:48   #8
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,947
Thanked: 16,650 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abbas View Post
i mean if they could get it to india something like a base version which is cost effective and could be placed in the polo, figo segment.
Focus RS base version in Figo segment?

Its a hatch, doesn't mean it comes cheap!
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 00:52   #9
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,054
Thanked: 6,601 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrAzY dRiVeR View Post
Focus RS base version in Figo segment?

Its a hatch, doesn't mean it comes cheap!
He probably meant the base Ford Focus. Not the RS. But still, the Focus would find itself in Civic territory in terms of pricing if launched in India. And even if Ford contemplates launching the Focus here, we would only get to see its sedan avatar.

The Indian auto-market is yet to mature. It would take some time for people to digest expensive hatches.
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 01:08   #10
BHPian
 
kingofmyworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad / pensylvania.
Posts: 788
Thanked: 248 Times
Default

Just saw clarkson's review about this car on topgear's website and came here to post about it and look what I've found!.
This one looks killer and the title does justice to the car.
62mph in <6.00 secs :O
kingofmyworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 06:25   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
arjunrudra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: chennai
Posts: 1,515
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

This is proper drool stuff. The car looks awesome and the 350 bhp tot he front wheel. Thats going to be lots of fun. Cant wait for Clarkson to test this one. he loved the last one totally.
And as Suhaas said JC found the last car only to torque steer like a pig ,wonder how he finds this one.
arjunrudra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 08:28   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
Amartya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Evanston
Posts: 1,699
Thanked: 376 Times
Default

Mind blowing!

I agree with people saying that this will have massive torque steer, unless they decide to add all wheel drive into the equation.
It looks fantastic.
Amartya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 08:57   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
vinaydas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 1,362
Thanked: 85 Times
Default

i have seen a segment on this (older RS) on Top gear and believe me the FWD is not an issue.
Its as good as an EVO and sometimes better.
vinaydas is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 09:56   #14
BHPian
 
Mr_Bean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 842
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

IMO, the car is a bit overdone, certainly deserves to be in the wierd & wacky mod thread
Mr_Bean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2010, 10:07   #15
BHPian
 
Matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Christchurch NZ
Posts: 130
Thanked: Once
Default

Hooo.... Thats hot. I just wet my pants!

Oh yeah, we can see all of them on our computer screens and Clarkson doing the Topgear TD. Don't think that Ford will release this car or even the base version here for some more time.

PS: @ Bean : totally disagree with you

Last edited by Matt : 30th March 2010 at 10:08.
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
From a hot hatch to a HOTTER hatch : A pre-worshipped '02 Fiat Palio 1.6 GTX swiftnfurious Long-Term Ownership Reviews 70 13th July 2017 10:35
A red hot rapid install in a red hot (Skoda) Rapid Samridh In-Car Entertainment 28 18th August 2013 00:49
Ultimate Hottest hatch? Subaru Impreza STI Cosworth 400 hp sidindica The International Automotive Scene 6 31st March 2010 20:32
Hot Hatch. v12 The International Automotive Scene 3 15th March 2004 12:56


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:50.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks