RE: Ford Focus RS50 EVO on sale from £85k

RE: Ford Focus RS50 EVO on sale from £85k

Thursday 14th February

Ford Focus RS50 EVO sells for £83k: Update!

Remember the pair of 400hp RS50s that went under the hammer? They've been sold...



UPDATE - 14.02.2019

The pair of RS50 EVOs that were put on sale earlier this month have now been sold for £83,000 a piece. Yes, that's two grand less than the reserve - apparently, the number having been reduced when two private buyers - rather than profit-focused companies - approached dealership Trust Ford, so it let them go to good homes at a slight discount.

Still, even with the saving, the cars remain only a few hundred pounds cheaper than the McLaren MP4-12Cs advertised on the classifieds. Cue the 'here's what else you could have bought' recommendations...

ORIGINAL STORY - 25.01.2019


Few people know about the Focus RS50 EVOs that were commissioned by Ford and produced by Mountune to celebrate 50 years of Rallye Sport because, well, only three were ever made - and none went on sale. That is until now, as TrustFord is taking applications for two cars until January 31st, before each will open for bidding with a reserve of £85,000.

No, that's not a typo; the reserve figure for each of these four-cylinder Focuses is about the same price as a new Carrera T. Bonkers. But the two cars do, at least, come with the most potent officially sanctioned setup ever used in a Mk3. Mountune has uprated their 2.3-litre EcoBoost powertrains with its M400 package, which, as the name suggests, gives the RS50 400hp, making it 50hp more powerful than the regular model.

To achieve that, the RS50's induction system, turbo and intercooler were upgraded, along with its internals including forged pistons and new steel rods. The more powerful engine breathes through Mountune's three-inch exhaust system, complete with a freer flowing 200-cell catalytic converter, while the six-speed gearbox it's mated to sports a Mountune short shift arm to reduce lever throw by 20 per cent. Racey.

Mountune also fitted each RS50 with DCC adjustable coilovers, braided brake lines and lightweight calipers, as well as stiffer anti-roll bars to boost handling and agility. There's a carbon fibre rear wing and RS50 decals on each car, too, which signify its role as the most extreme iteration of Focus RS.

Are they really worth a minimum of £85k, though? Most definitely not, if you do your measuring in material value only. If you take into account the rareness of these cars, added to their positioning as the ultimate version of the Mk3 super-hatch, then maybe, just maybe, things make more sense. There are delivery miles Heritage Editions - of which 50 were sold in Britain - on the classifieds for over sixty grand, after all. Thankfully for the rest of us, there's no shortage of healthy-looking used RSs for less than half that.

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redroadster

Original Poster:

860 posts

171 months

Friday 25th January
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There's enough fools around to find 3 who will buy it now maybe in fifty yesrs each will be worth a million ?

Mafffew

1,328 posts

50 months

Friday 25th January
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£85k laugh

Oh wait, they're being serious?

rofl


Burwood

11,377 posts

185 months

Friday 25th January
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Mafffew said:
£85k laugh

Oh wait, they're being serious?

rofl
For sale on a bids basis. Minimum 85K. If someone bids more.......

J2daG1990

978 posts

65 months

Friday 25th January
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Ideal purchase for a car collector/investor.

Put it in storage, wait 20 years and then sell it on.

thebigmacmoomin

2,018 posts

108 months

Friday 25th January
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The side stripes really dont suit the car at all.
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Burwood

11,377 posts

185 months

Friday 25th January
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J2daG1990 said:
Ideal purchase for a car collector/investor.

Put it in storage, wait 20 years and then sell it on.
And given one could achieve a conservative 5% annually on that 85k+ in a number of very safe investments one would need to realise £225k in 20 years just to show a 5% return.

I'm oot

Turbotechnic

496 posts

15 months

Friday 25th January
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rofl could be worse, it could be a Porsche 911 3.2 backdate for 250k...

blearyeyedboy

4,742 posts

118 months

Friday 25th January
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Burwood said:
J2daG1990 said:
Ideal purchase for a car collector/investor.

Put it in storage, wait 20 years and then sell it on.
And given one could achieve a conservative 5% annually on that 85k+ in a number of very safe investments one would need to realise £225k in 20 years just to show a 5% return.

I'm oot
If one wanted to squirrel away Ford RSs as an investment strategy- and there are probably more conventional and higher yielding places to put your money (!)- then I imagine that it'd make more sense to buy three low mileage second hand Focus RSs than one of these.

One for the hardcore Ford enthusiast only. To be fair, that's quite a big demographic and I imagine they'll sell them.

Jon_S_Rally

223 posts

27 months

Friday 25th January
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Let's face it, they'll sell easily. The collector car market is huge so someone will put up the cash.

It's not for me personally, but then it's not aimed at me.

SpunkyGlory

1,902 posts

104 months

Friday 25th January
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I have heard one of these in the flesh, and they are unbelievably loud. I believe they were trying to get them used as a safety car at WTC.

Dave Hedgehog

10,072 posts

143 months

Friday 25th January
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would complete Tim's collection smile

Twotson

2 posts

29 months

Friday 25th January
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85k for something that has the same name as a learner legal Aprilia 2 stroke 😂😂

Hairymonster

395 posts

44 months

Friday 25th January
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That sort of price ensures these will never be used in anger, just sealed inside an air-conditioned bank vault to be auctioned off in twenty years' time.

Reciprocating mass

5,350 posts

180 months

Friday 25th January
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laughhehebiglaughroflroflrofl

MDMA .

4,541 posts

40 months

Friday 25th January
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Speil says "OZ Leggera HLT". Car in the picture does not have them on.

Master Bean

1,224 posts

59 months

Friday 25th January
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Surely the car breathes through an air intake, like your mouth rather than an ahole.

kambites

56,113 posts

160 months

Friday 25th January
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Seems crazy to me but if someone is willing to pay that for a Focus, good luck to them. I long ago gave up trying to understand why people will pay so much purely for "exclusivity".

JP.Racing

32 posts

6 months

Friday 25th January
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Hilariously expensive and I don't think they look special enough... I'd still have one mind!

Anyone know anything about Jamie Brothwell, the woman that's got the third blue one?

Thornaby

258 posts

8 months

Friday 25th January
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There are a few Heritage Edition cars for sale for over £60k so I’ve no don’t these will easily sell.

wab172uk

1,223 posts

166 months

Friday 25th January
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Ha ha ha ha, that's given me a laugh on a Friday afternoon at work.

Re-post on April 1st !!