Tuner builds hardcore ‘RS500’
We’re not sure this is strictly necessary, but one German outfit will pump a standard RS up to 414bhp…
Posted: 08 Jun 2011
Anderson cares deeply for your emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The German tuner can sense a gaping chasm in your soul, tore wide open by the sale of each and every Ford Focus RS500 model.
That is why it has selflessly stepped in to create this, the Focus RS 'Black Racing Edition'. Looks a lot like an RS500, right?
You get matte black paint, contrasting red touches, those dandy black alloys you see above, an interior replete with black and red detailing and even some alcantara thrown in for modding measure.
And the 2.5-litre turbocharged lump has been breathed on to produce 414bhp. Yes, fact fan, that's the same as a BMW M3. No word on how they produced this power, but expect turbo fettling and two words rhyming with the model's name. Clue: the last word is 'Pocus'.
No doubt it'd probably need the deft touch of a wizard's hand to steer it. We found the 350bhp RS500 to be a manageable little tyke, but with an extra 64bhp, we're not so sure...