The Ford Company has so many excellent models, and Focus is certainly one of them. As we know, Focus RS is a high-performance version of this remarkable car, and all Ford fans were quite excited when Ford Company release this model. Now, all of them have one more reason for satisfaction. The reason is an even more powerful option of RS Focus, named 2018 Ford Focus RS500. This model was tested recently, and we can expect on the dealerships very soon, probably in the second half of 2017.
Compared to the regular RS, the RS500 will have improved engine with more horsepower and more torque. Also, some slight redesigns from the outside will be definitely provided, but here we talk about some tiny details. The more important thing when it comes to high-performance versions of the cars is the engine, and here Ford did a great job for sure. In the following review you can find out something more about all improvements in this vehicle, so stay on this page and enjoy.
NEW FORD FOCUS RS500 2018 CHANGES
The exterior design of the newly 2018 Ford Focus RS500 is very attractive and sharp, and all that is placed in a small box. The aggressiveness of this model is on the high level given that this is even more powerful version than a high-performance version of Focus. If we compare this new model with the Focus RS, we can see almost the same exterior design. However, there is going to be some improvements but definitely nothing too much notable. First of all, we have to say that the chassis of this model will be enhanced. The total weight of the vehicle will be a bit reduced, thanks to the high usage of lightweight materials in chassis construction. That certainly provides better overall performance and higher top speed. Furthermore, the front fascia of this model will be almost unchanged compared to the regular RS model.
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The front grille will remain the same as before, and the same thing we can expect with the front bumper as well. The headlights will also have the same shape as before, but according to photos, they will be just a bit thinner this time. When it comes to technology for the lighting, all lights on this model will use LED system including headlights, boomerang shaped fog lights as well as taillights. The rear side will feature the same rear bumper but here we can expect the addition of rear spoiler as well as taillights with a different shape. Now, we can talk about some differences and certainly one of the most notable differences compared to the RS Focus are wheels. This model will ride on different wheels; more precisely, we can expect a nicer design with five double-spokes as well as with a black finish(probably 19-inch).
– Length: 171.7 in.
– Width: 71.7 in.
– Wheelbase: 104.3 in.
– Height: 58.4 in.
When it comes to the 2018 Ford Focus RS500 interior design, we don’t know some many official information about it. However, a lot of reliable rumors and speculations suggest that the interior design of this model will be almost the same as in the regular Focus RS. That means that we can expect great comfort inside and very good seats. Also, according to rumors, the front seats will be brand new. Rumors also suggest a new color scheme as well as a fully digital instrument cluster. The infotainment system will be the same as in the regular RS. We can also expect some new driving feature, but more about that when Ford announces official information.
2018 FORD FOCUS RS500 ENGINE SPECS
Beneath the hood, the most recent model will have the same engine as the regular RS model. It is about the EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbo engine. This engine has 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque in the RS model. But, how much will have in the RS 500 ? According to Ford, we can expect more power but they didn’t say how they will achieve that. We don’t know for sure, but we assume that Ford has a few options here. First of all, Ford can tune the engine and ECU mapping to generate more power. That will probably include a larger turbo or maybe a few smaller turbos. However, Ford could also surprise with the small V-6 engine under its hood. Why not? When it comes to the transmission system, we can expect the same system as in the RS Focus. It is the 6-speed manual.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
The release date of the new Ford Focus RS500 2018 should be in the second half of next year. When it comes to prices, we can expect a starting price of around $40.000.
2018 Ford Focus RS500 pictures