Ford Focus RS 500 sells out in seven days

Ford’s eagerly awaited Focus RS500 is set to be announced on Wednesday, but the manufacturer’s microsite has published a teaser video showing the car being driven by a test driver at the Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium – for some reason at night time.

The 2.5-litre engine is sourced from Volvo – which is now no longer a Ford sub-brand after the successful £1.2 billion sale to independent Chinese manufacturer Geely.

There’s not much to go on, but the car sounds great, and the RS500 name is synonymous with performance and racing despite the decision to include the rear seats and front-wheel drive.

The Ford Focus RS500 is proving so popular, apparently all 500 versions have been sold, causing confusion among dealers.

People have been going to dealers to buy the car despite the dealers not even knowing it was for sale yet.

To sell all editions of a car without even releasing a price shows just how popular the Ford Focus and RS lines are, and how much desire there still is for high performance versions of Ford models.