The RS500 also has a unique look. The bodywork comes in a matt black foil finish, specially developed for the car by specialists 3M, with matching black alloy wheels.
Inside, there are also plenty of features to distinguish the RS500 from the RS. On the centre console, there is an individually numbered metal plaque, as well as a unique carbon-effect finish.
Lavish standard equipment
The RS500 gets a high level of standard equipment.
Among the additions to the standard RSs equipment are dual-zone climate control, a heated windscreen, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, and a six-CD changer, as well as Recaro front seats.
More photos of the Ford Focus RS500
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Ford Focus RS500 5: click to enlargeIndeed, so full is the standard specification that there are only two options: touch-screen DVD-based sat-nav, and having the front seats trimmed in red to match the interior colour scheme.
Ahead of the cars launch, more information is available through a dedicated website www.focusrs500.com.