Ford Focus RS500 review

Street cred and desirability usually reserved for supercars

July 2010

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Overall rating

5 out of 5 stars


  • Distinctive exterior worthy of limited edition model
  • Even more powerful engine is incredibly flexible and sounds great
  • Handling remains predictable yet capable of being fully exploited by a keen driver
  • Perfectly tractable away from the race track


  • Limited run immediately sold out
  • High seating position requires a dealer to be altered
  • Dark interior is moody but gloomy
  • Access to the rear seats is a little awkward