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Ford Focus RS500: DAMN YOU EUROPE!!

Posted in auto industry, Ford by MrAngry | March 29th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

Focus RS500

I love American cars. I dig Fords, GM’s and Chrysler’s… they’re all rockstars in my book. There is however one bone of contention that I have with these guys and some of the models they manufacture for the European markets. Right now the United States does not produce any high performance pocket rockets and this irritates the hell out of me.

Europe gets all the goodies when it comes to this segment of the market. Take the upcoming limited run Ford Focus RS500. This little hammer is packing 350 hp, handles like a go-kart and will be up for sale in Europe only. Does Ford not think there is a market for a car like the Ford Focus RS500 in the United States?

Focus RS500

I’m really not thrilled with the fact that our domestic auto manufacturers don’t offer anything in this segment to their consumers. Sure, we can go look for second hand Dodge Neon SRT-4’s, but who really wants those. The Focus has cutting edge styling, great performance and believe it or not, a pretty big fan base over here. So Ford, if you’re listening, how about giving us a shot at this little beauty.

Pics: Carmagazine.co.uk

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3 Responses

  1. Metaliox says:

    Who wants a second hand Neon SRT4? Your kidding me right? 0 to 60 in 5.3seconds, top speed of 153mph, and a huge aftermarket following. Stock turbo can handle 11s. Motor can handle up to 450hp safely. Should I continue. Come on Ridelust? Dont dissapoint me with this kind of insulting.

  2. DOUG says:

    Don’t forget the Cobalt SS Turbo, in comparisons it was faster than the Focus RS of which the model above was based. The SRT-4 was the car that started the whole recent domestic FWD performance trend. Sure the Focus RS is a nicer car, but it is not 5 years old either.

  3. henrrrrry says:

    this car is amazing !!!!!