What does 300 bhp going to the front wheels feel like? Well, the only way to find out is by driving a Ford Focus RS, which mind you is 80 bhp more than what physics says the front axles of a hatch can handle. Now imagine if that figure jumped up to close to 350 bhp! Still finding it hard to imagine, right?
Ford says the Focus RS500 can handle it all. Admittedly over the last few weeks, the internet was abuzz with talk about what the figure 500 stood for. What it does mean is that 500 lucky blokes (or gals) will find themselves behind the wheel of this black spoilered chariot. With nearly 47 kgm of peak torque now available from the 2.5-litre five-pot, the Focus RS can accelerate from 0-100 kph in less than 5.8 seconds, with a top speed of 260 kph.
It also looks the part, and as Kartik put it, this is how the Knight Rider would have looked if Ford were to base it on the Focus RS. 19-inch matte black wheels and a plaque on every car on the centre console lets you know that this car is more than just special. Only 20 countries will get this car in Europe and while we have yet to lay our hands on even a regular Focus RS, all we can say is this: Ford India, please replicate the same with the Figo with the 1.6 Duratec and at least 120 bhp on offer. Uh huh!