The Ford Focus RS500 was built to a limited production run of just 500. It's one of those cars that is on every car and driving enthusiasts wish list, even Ford wants one parked in its garage. And that's what they've done.
Yes, Ford is going to give one of the Focus RS500 editions to a heritage collection garage in London. Numbered 001, the car the company is donating to the internal museum was apart of the initial fleet of press vehicles and will be displayed along side many other great Ford legends. Such as the 1970 Ford Escort that won the London to Mexico rally in the Seventies.
Ford predicts the car will be a rare and highly sought-after classic in the future so it wants to keep one of them in good hands. Ford corporate affairs manager, Brian Bennett, said in a recent report,
"The Ford Focus RS500 was an obvious choice to include as a future classic."
In case you didn't know, the Ford Focus RS500 is powered by a cracking turbocharged five-cylinder engine so it sounds half like a Lamborghini Gallardo V10. But it's more powerful than half the V10, offering 261kW.
Although the car is front-wheel drive extensive engineering has been developed to transmit all that grunt efficiently onto the road using a sophisticated limited-slip differential. This helps the RS achieve 0-100km/h in just 5.6 seconds.
All of the other 499 cars have been sold since it first hit the market in March this year.