Ford’s Focus ST Cops Out

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Following its movie debut this Summer in the crime thriller, The Sweeney, the Police have taken such a liking to Ford’s all-new ST that they’re now evaluating it for official duties.

The one-off demonstrator has been developed and engineered at Ford Special Vehicle Preparations (SVP) in Earls Colne, Essex and equipped to the latest National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) standards, inside and out, as a fast response traffic vehicle.

While the five-door hot hatch was used by Flying Squad detectives Regan and Carter, the police have this time opted for the more practical estate version.

focusST sweeney goodwood G1 654x424 Fords Focus ST Cops OutFord’s Focus ST played a starring role in this summer’s box-office hit, The Sweeney.

The car appeared at last month’s National Association of Police Fleet Managers’ Conference and Blue Light Fleet Exhibition (NAPFM) in Peterborough, where it was put into practice demonstrating the car’s crime-fighting talents to police transport managers.

The unmarked version (minus the blues-and-twos and NPIA specified equipment) of the Focus ST Estate is available to members of the criminal fraternity (well, that’s only fair) and members of the public with the same 246bhp 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine capable of reaching 154 mph and 0-62 mph in 6.5 seconds. For customers who wish to be easily spotted, the Focus ST comes in five vibrant colours including Tangerine Scream and Spirit Blue.

Should you wish to pay for one, then you might like to know that the ST Estate retails from £23,095, while the hatchback is priced from £21,995.

Ford Police Pursuit Cars

Well perhaps not all of these qualify as ‘Fast Fords’, nor were they necessary the first choice by the police in a pursuit – although that Ford Anglia was a demon for chasing stray ducks.

Nonetheless, they’ve all been in active service here on UK roads apart from the 650bhp Ford RS 200, which was only ever a concept model.

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    Ford RS 200 Police Car.

  • Ford Escort Cosworth Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    Ford Escort Cosworth Police Car.

  • Ford Granada 1985 Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    1985 Ford Granada Police Car.

  • Ford Anglia 1967 Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    1967 Ford Anglia Police Car.

  • Ford Zephyr 1962 Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    1962 Ford Zephyr ‘Z-Car’.

  • Ford Zephyr6 Mk3 1965 Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    1965 Ford Zephyr 6 Mk3 Police Car.

  • Ford Capri 2.8i 1983 Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    1983 Ford Capri 2.8i Police Car.

  • Ford Granada 2.8i Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    Ford Granada Police Car.

  • Ford Cortina Mk2 1969 Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    1969 Ford Cortina Mk2 Police Car.

  • Ford Sierra Cosworth 1989 Police Car 565x424 Fords Focus ST Cops Out

    1989 Ford Sierra Cosworth Police Car.