Ford Focus RS500: live launch
Posted: 20 May 2010
Piers Ward reports back live from Germany as he tackles Ford's hardest hot hatch, the 350bhp Focus RS500.
Phew, no rain. Showers are always a risk in Eifel mountains, which is where we're driving today, but fortunately it's a scorcher. Dry weather is crucial to this Ford Focus RS500 - 350bhp and 340lb ft fed through the front wheels is going to make traction a rare commodity, even on smooth tarmac.