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Ford Focus RS500 specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1450 kg (3197 lbs)
Power / weight 241 ps (238 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 317 Nm (234 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2010
Origin country Germany
Views 48.6k
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Performance

Top speed 263 kph (163 mph)
0 - 50 kph 2.5 s
0 - 100 kph 5.5 s
0 - 130 kph 8.3 s
0 - 200 kph 19.5 s
0 - 100 mph 11.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 86.4 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.0 s

More acceleration times

Ford Focus RS500 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type inline5 20V DOHC turbo
Displacement 2.5 l (153 ci)
Power 350 ps (345 bhp / 257 kw)
Torque 460 Nm (339 lb-ft)
Power / liter 140 ps (138 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, front wheel drive

Laptimes 9

Focus RS500 rivals

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196ss  5y ago

Top Gear Mega hot hatch test. Track Herwood Hillkyme (England) 1430m:
(Car / Power / Time / Max speed / Max G)
Subaru Impreza Cosworth / 400/ 1:05,51/ 130 / 1,15
Ford Focus RS500 / 350 / 1:06,56 / 129 / 1,15
Volkswagen Golf R / 271 / 1:07,17 / 118 / 1,13
Volkswagen Scirocco R / 265 / 1:07,43 / 119 / 1,14
Renault Sport Megane Cup / 250 / 1:07,55 / 120 / 1,37
Volkswagen Golf GTI / 210 / 1:08,85 / 116 / 1,13
Renault Sport Clio Cup / 200 / 1:09,40 / 114 / 1,25
SEAT Ibiza Bocanegra / 180 / 1:09,97 / 112 / 1,19
Volkswagen Polo GTI / 180 / 1:10,45 / 114 / 1,16
FIAT 500 Abarth EsseEsse / 160 / 1:10,62 / 111 / 1,13
Alfa-Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf / 170 / 1:10,86 / 113 / 1,19


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angel  7y ago

The Frank. I would take a Montune 350 Ford Focus RS, if you mean "modified cars"


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Zenvo13  7y ago

You know ford's american right?


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Evil  7y ago

What? The MPS never better than FocusRS because the MPS is a weak copy of the Focus, without any success. The MPS can have the same chassis but not the same know-how.

Just look the time to track the FocusRS and MPS, both stock. abysmal difference.


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TheFrank  7y ago

angel - No you're mistaken.

The Focus RS is crap considering the price and what you can buy otherwise as mentioned.

An EVO or STI would be a lot better. And a 3MPS (Mazdaspeed3) with suspension tuning, engine tune, decent tires will be just as good / better with less money invested in the long run. Hell it’s not all that far behind to begin with and it cost a hell of a lot less.


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Viking  7y ago

Since I am on the Focus RS500 page, I feel it necessary to say that I find the lap times very impressive. Maybe I can get a test drive the next time I am in Germany.


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Viking  7y ago

Since I am on the Focus RS500 page, I feel it necessary to say that I find the lap times very impressive. Maybe I can get a test drive the next time I am in Germany.


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Viking  7y ago

@DeDe thanks for the info. I keep trying to add more lap times to the Mustang GT 5.0. I am especially interested in seeing how it does on European tracks. It would also be nice to get a decent 0-200 km/h time for the car.


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DeDe  7y ago

@Viking.
Yes, I am.
As far as I know they only tested the RTR and the Shelby GT500 yet.


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Viking  7y ago

@DeDe are you the same person on the German car forum that posts Sport auto Hockenheim times? If so are there any tests of the Mustang GT? I saw a test of the Mustang GT variant called the RTR. It had the same lap time as the Focus RS500 even though it has 428ps versus 350ps for the RS500. My German is a bit rusty, so feel free to correct me if I misread.


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DeDe  7y ago

AutoZeitung: 18,7 s (0-200 km/h)

Source - http://www.autozeitung.de/auto-einzeltest/ford-focus-rs500-im-test


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JohnFCP  8y ago

Fastestlaps:

Yes,Quattroroute, see it:

http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?viewThread=y&gID=3&fID=0&tID=71292&bottom=0

1.22:210 - 112.10 Kph - Ford Focus RS500 (349hp)

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FastestLaps  8y ago

@Pietro Those figures are according to what? Quattroroute? What is the issue date/number?


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Pietro  8y ago

Vairano 1.22:210
0-100 6.1s
0-200 20.6s
400m 14.0s
1 Km 25.1s @ 214 Kph


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Phil  8y ago

people always bring up subaru\'s dont they.
well lets see, new 2011 impreza is now £33K for the normal STI. couple of grand on mods or for the 330S and you are paying the same price, but it\'s still ugly compared to the RS500


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anonymus  8y ago

From german Sport Auto 12/2010
0-100 km/h: 5,7 s
0-160 km/h: 12,4 s
0-200 km/h: 20,4 s


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angel  8y ago

TheFrank. You are wrong, a ford focus RS stock is better than mazda MPS or GTI any day


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TheFrank  8y ago

This car is crap, look at how much it cost! Just buy an EVO or STI then add a few bolt-ons / tune and be done with it. Hell you’d be better off with just about any other turbo-hatch and using the money saved for modifications. Get a 3MPS or GTI, add coil over suspension, good tires, intake, exhaust, DP, tune, etc. In the end you’d still have a less money invested and be better performing than this overpriced POS Focus.


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Apathy  8y ago

This is a mean little car.

Now they just need to make one that\'s AWD and sell it in the USA.


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golf1diesel  8y ago

hahahaha faster than C63 AMG


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Aleksandar  8y ago

lol ... Renault is a good car but in real experience is bad car vs ford in real life mode... becuase i was driving renault 5 and clio and megane... its not family car its to low of quality for driving with family sport car in real life mode like in highway and many roads,, i rather have ford focus rs imagine 12 seconds to 160kmh the clio is way to behind ... and megane specialy to 200 kmh... so take a look of non high way roads.... and see what is car for you... Do not offer a car for rally ofer a car for family... roads and sport.. Nobs cars.. renault


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tim  8y ago

I have clio rs200 and for the record if your gonna spend £35,000 get a boxster or 2nd hand M3 over focus rs anyday


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JohnFCP  8y ago

Guy...I am not compare because it has no comparison, FocusRS is much better. The Clio is an inferior league.


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the race  8y ago

smart boy..so you are comparing a 13k 4 cylinder N\A engine little car..with a 5 inline turbo monster who cost 35k? more than twice of the clio..,sure top gear gave clio the best hot hatch title for the best fun factor..and price.. best price\fun ratio


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JohnFCP  8y ago

the race...the time of clio cup is 1:09:40 and the RS500 is 1:07:16s...in a track more conducive to clio (hillclimb).

Need we say more?


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angel  8y ago

I mean clio 200 cup


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angel  8y ago

Focus RS 500 > clio rs III every day of the week. FRS is faster, bigger, more spectacular and exclusive than clio! Of course it is more expensive, you must pay for been one of the 500...


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the race  8y ago

john fcp ..doesnt matter top gear said the best hot hatch is the clio 200 cup..frs500 was beated..and FL i will add again the bedford laptime..please do not remove it.


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NIN  8y ago

Do yall really not get it when the mean 500laps? they dont mean 500 NON STOP ACTUAL lap!, they meant they did 500 laps, not non stop,

This is the QUOTE from Matthias Tonn, Focus RS500 Chief Programme Engineer.....

This meant going beyond our standard test routines, and pushing the car to the edge of its performance envelope. After 500 non-stop laps of the Nürburgring, we are very confident of its durability and delighted at the way it performed, with an 8-minute lap time within reach

That\'s why we called B.S.


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JohnFCP  8y ago

Sorry, my bad.

1:07:16 is correct.

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