Ford reveals Focus RS500

Ford has revealed the ultimate version of its savagely brilliant hot hatch – the Focus RS500.

The standard 2.5-litre engine has been tuned to produce 345bhp, and the car will special detailing including a unique matt black 'foil' paint finish and matching 19-inch alloy wheels.

The RS500 badge will be enough to give any self-confessed fan of fast Fords goose bumps as it's the same name that the manufacturer used for the fastest version of the godlike Sierra Cosworth.