The very first 2016 Ford Focus RS just went on the auction block and was sold to a buyer that paid 550,000 dollars for it. While that may seem like a hefty price tag, proceeds from the sale go to a notable cause and benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The anonymous buyer, though, is now the proud owner of a super-sweet set of wheels. Under the hood is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 that delivers 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. It’s a manual transmission, so hopefully the owner knows his or her way around a stick shift.
There is just as much to boast about in the exterior. This includes Michelin Super Sport tires and 19-inch alloy wheels. It also sports a larger hatch wing and an RS-exclusive front fascia. The proud owner will be given the choice of four colors: Nitrous Blue, Frozen White, Shadow Black, and Stealth Gray.
The interior is just as sweet with alloy pedals, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and Recaro sports seat. A SYNC 3 infotainment system is thrown in as well
The 2016 Ford Focus RS isn’t the first of first edition models to be featured in an auction. Last year, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT sold for 300,000 dollars. A Mustang 50th anniversary edition of the same year was also auctioned for 170,000 dollars.
The Focus RS was sold at the Barrett-Jackson event, which is one of the most prestigious collector car auctions in the country and raises millions of dollars every year for various charity organizations.