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Sal Collaziano
07-08-2010, 02:20 PM
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Ford Focus RS 500 on the assembly line - Click above to watch video after the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/08/video-ford-of-europe-shows-how-the-focus-rs-500-comes-together/#continued)

It takes quite a bit to build one of the world's hottest hatches. We are, of course, talking about the Ford Focus (http://www.autoblog.com/model/focus) RS 500. While the car may start life as nearly identical to the standard Focus hatch, the hottest Focus quickly sets about a path of factory modification that starts with a unique hood and wraps up with a special intercooler, bodywork, spoiler and wheels - all slathered on by hand. In between, everything from the car's trick flexy bits to the wild 350 horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter engine make their way on board via the miracle of the assembly line.

How do we know all this? Ford (http://www.autoblog.com/make/ford/) has released a video, of course. The company recently churned out a quick flick detailing the production of the devilishly fast little hatch at its Saarlouis manufacturing facility. We even get a look at the guys and gals from 3M as they wrap the car in matte black vinyl. Hit the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/08/video-ford-of-europe-shows-how-the-focus-rs-500-comes-together/#continued) to enjoy.


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