Its good to see what happens when a Pilot visits his Local Lexus dealership in Colorado, he got chatting with Lexus LFA Owner Kent Stevinson from Stevinson Automotive in Denver Colorado.
They decide to have a race against his Eclipse 500 jet down the 4,800 ft. runway of Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont, Colorado and back, and a Friendly charitable donation bet to the winners charity.
The Lexus LFA is powered by a 4.8 litre V10 which is naturally aspirated which can dash 0-62mph in an impressive 3.7 seconds, Compared to the 425mph Eclipse 500 Jet.
Ford are touting the 2012-2013 Shelby GT-500 as the “most powerful series production V8 in the world.”
The ultimate Ford Mustang – Shelby GT500 – raises the bar high on performance by delivering 662 horsepower and a track-tested top speed of more than 200 mph. The 5.8-liter supercharged V8 aluminum-block engine produces 650 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production V8 in the world.
Nearly every part of the powertrain has been optimized for producing the additional horsepower, including a new supercharger, new cross-drilled block and heads, updated camshaft profiles, a new carbon fiber driveshaft and upgraded clutch, transmission and axle.
SVT chief engineer Jamal Hameedi, “Our goal is to create outstanding all-around performance cars, not just stoplight-to-stoplight sprinters. We’ve backed up this amazing powerplant with a more refined chassis tuning that helps keep the rubber on the pavement without punishing the driver’s spine and six-pot Brembo brakes that dissipate speed with ease stop after stop.”
Here is a short but sweet video of Tanner Foust driving the Ford Focus RS around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Tanner Foust is a professional racing driver, stunt driver, and television host. He competes in rally, drift, ice racing, time attack and rallycross with multiple podium placements and national championships. He is a co-host on the American version of the motoring television series,Top Gear
Power for the Ford Focus RS500 comes from the same turbocharged Duratec RS 2.5-L 5-cylinder engine found in the RS. However, power has been increased to around 345-hp with a maximum torque of 339 lb-ft.
That allows the Focus RS500 to go from 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 163 mph.
It takes a while to build one of the world’s hottest hatches, and after the limited number of 500 units have sold out.
While the car may start life as nearly identical to the standard Focus RS hatchback, the video shows the factory modification that starts with a unique hood and wraps up with a special larger intercooler, bodywork, spoiler and black wheels – all completed by hand.
The FWD 350 horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter 5 cylinder engine is finished off by the team from 3M as they wrap the car in matte black vinyl.
We all know that the Ford Focus RS500 is at the pinnacle of FWD technology, and the numerous outings at the nurburgring has guaranteed a class winning Chassis.
Now heres the RS500 the official ford badged version of the Mountune RS MP350 tuning kit approved by ford for the standard RS, Is it really worth the additional cost for the detailing and the Matt Black Stealth look, Only you can decide here is the official video & press release to let you decide……
A new and powerful limited edition Focus RS model, called the RS500, is being launched as the ultimate performance Ford and will provide the definitive driving experience for serious performance car enthusiasts.
Making its global debut at the 2010 Leipzig Motor Show in Germany on April 9, the new model has been given the RS500 designation to highlight its strictly-limited production run of 500 individually-numbered vehicles, all of which will be offered for customers to purchase.
The new Focus RS500 features a muscular 350 PS 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine, which generates 15 per cent more power than the standard Focus RS and delivers truly exhilarating performance.
The RS500’s breathtaking power is matched by an equally dramatic appearance. The limited edition model sports a unique matt black ‘foil’ paint finish with matching alloy wheels to deliver a powerful visual impact which is unlike any other production Ford.
“We were determined to mark the end of production for the current and acclaimed Focus RS with something even more special,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford of Europe’s vice president for Product Development. “From its stunning looks to its intoxicating performance, we have no doubt that the RS500 will be appreciated and quickly snapped up by performance car enthusiasts.
“This vehicle joins a long line of iconic RS Fords and is a worthy recipient of the RS500 name, which became synonymous with success on the road and track with the legendary Sierra RS500 Cosworth that dominated saloon car racing during the late 1980s,”