Ford Focus RS500 Review - Auto Express

The RS500 badge is back with a bang! First seen on the Sierra Cosworth RS500 back in the eighties, it's a name that stands for one thing - all-out performance. Read more:

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Ford Sierra Cosworth, Capri, XR2 review - Auto Express
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