Look for it to command a significant price premium over the standard Focus taglio corto sbarazzino foto RS, which starts at 36,775 on our shores.
This supremely hot hatch should debut early next year in Europe, with a possible on-sale date of later in 2017).
While the excitement got me hooked, the underlying decency of the car won me over.
Platform: The RS500 will use the same basic chassis architecture as the Focus RS, which itself uses a modified version of the standard Focus compact s platform.That counteracts the natural tendency for cars like this to get floaty as they go faster.Sure, I've had that sort of thing happen in German luxury cars - but this was a Ford Focus.Why It Matters: Ford has been elevating hot-hatch performance for a while now, and the previous.Or maybe I'm not.Expect the car to be significantly decontented for lighter weight and to feature larger wheels and tires for improved grip.Power may vincere la timidezza not increase much, but the lighter weight and the upgraded chassis should improve performance.Bigger brakes, a stiffer suspension, and grippier tires should be on the menu.Much of the credit for that goes to the car's aerodynamics.Garage full of replacement tires not included.I mean, to be really honest, I'm too old for this sort of thing.
The suspension likely will be even stiffer than in the standard RS, and the brakes should be larger, as well.
Sure, there are other cars like this one out there - ordinary compact cars tuned for performance.
And the upside is you can take corners faster.
Yes, the Focus RS is blindingly quick and it makes a wonderful bubbly rumble when you step hard on the gas.
Europe-only Focus RS500 quickly sold out its limited run of 500 units.And, on a track, it is amazing.Cranking it through turn after turn it felt as close to an all-out sports car as something based on an economy car ever could.What It Is: An even harder-core version of Fords already bonkers.The Ford Focus RS's rear wing provides a real service in keeping the car stable at high speeds.Cnnmoney (New York) First published August 27, 2016: 9:12.