Mikko Hirvonen Meets The Ford Focus RS500

Mikko Hirvonen Focus RS500Mikko Hirvonen is best known for throwing his Ford Focus WRC down narrow gravel tracks while dueling with Sebastion Loeb on the toughest stages of the World Rally Championship, but in this pair of videos we see Mikko taking a more leisurely ride in a different Focus.

It must be tough being a Ford employee, dragged out into the middle of nowhere to drive yet another Focus hatchback when all you really want to do is go home and kick back in front of the TV with a beer. On the other hand, being given the keys to a Focus RS500 could be the recipe for an enoyable day away from the endless testing and competition of the WRC.

This time Mikko is driving a limited edition Focus RS500, and in the first video he’s out on the public roads around the Eifel region of Germany. Sounds like he’s a fan of the latest fast Ford and seems to appreciate the behaviour of the car around the twisting country roads.

In this second video Mikko takes the Focus RS500 onto the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and while he’s not out to set any records it’s obvious that he’s enjoying the ride.


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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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