The Ford is American car manufacturer that has so many remarkable models in the offer. One of them is certainly the Focus model. As we know, so many people around the world as well as all Ford fans were extremely excited and also very satisfied when Ford introduce the Focus model with the RS badge. That beast has 350 horsepower which is amazing. However, now we have some excellent news for all Ford lovers. Back in June, we had some rumors of the newly top-range RS model, but now we have confirmation. We can expect the introduction of the newly RS model, but now with the new name. Called 2018 Ford Focus RS500, the most recent model will be improved every segment. However, some changes will be slight, like for example the exterior and interior design, while some changes will be more significant, like for example improvements in the engine section.
The exterior design of the anticipated model will be a bit different compared to the regular RS model. However, the most of the things will remain the same. Of course, we can expect a bit more aggressive impression, but nothing too much notable, as most of the people may be expected. When it comes to some specific details, the whole front fascia including the front grille, air dam as well as the front bumper will be exactly the same as in the regular RS model. The headlights will also remain the same, but in technology section, we can expect updated LED technology. The bonnet will also remain the same, and it will be very muscular.
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One notable change in the front side will be inserted that will surround the air inlet. From the profile, new Ford Focus RS500 2018 will have large aluminum wheels but its size for the RS500 model is not yet announced. Other parts from the profile side will be identical as in the standard RS. At the rear side, this model will actually receive more changes than the front fascia. The rear diffuser is still here, but we can expect the different shaped taillights. Also, the biggest change is probably the addition of the rear spoiler that will be located above the hatch.
Ford Focus RS500 2018 Interior design
On the last testing mule, the photographers caught only the exterior, and unfortunately, we still don’t have any pieces of information or at least photos about the interior design. According to existing rumors, the 2018 Focus RS500 cabin of this model remain almost the same as in the regular RS model and bearing in mind that the standard model looks excellent and that is very simple from the inside, we have to say that this idea is not so bad. However, some rumors suggest that we can anticipate the fully digital instrument cluster which is not the case in the regular model. Also, one more different thing will be RS500 badges on the seats instead of RS only. The leather will wrap all the seats, and we can expect it on the steering wheel as well. Also, we can probably expect the new color scheme inside, but just to mention again that everything here is based on rumors.
2018 Ford Focus RS500 Engine Specs
What we know about the engine section is that the recent 2018 Focus RS500 model will be definitely stronger than the standard RS. However, we can probably expect the same engine, but of course with some upgrades in order to increase max power output. So, most likely a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. As we know, in the regular model, this engine generate 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, but in the RS500 will produce even more. How? So, in order to increase the power of this engine, we can expect ECU mapping or some fine engine tunning. The company will probably use a larger turbo, or even maybe a set of smaller turbos.
On the other hand, some speculations suggest the introduction of the newly V6 engine. The data about the transmission system is not available at this moment.
Price and Release date
The exact release date of the 2018 Ford Focus RS500 is not yet announced. According to some reliable rumors, we can expect its arrival in the last quarter of 2017. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around $40.000. Hurry up, because maybe the 500 in the RS name means that only 500 units will be produced. On the other hand, maybe that means that we can expect amazing 500 horsepower. Who knows.
2018 Ford Focus RS500 spy photos