What a difference a few days can make. When I caught-up with Motorbase’s larger than life team principal on Friday morning, he was busy…
The Americans have a saying, “There’s no substitute for cubic inches”, but of course engine size and power merely compensate for weight – nevertheless Ford’s 1.0-litre 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine still seems like a stonkingly impressive power plant.
Ford has chosen to price the new Focus ST aggressively against its nearest rivals, with an entry point of £21,995 for the base ST version with cloth seats and 18″ alloy wheels.
It was only a matter of time before Goodwood’s annual Automotive Garden Party played host to some genuine movie stunt driving, and what better film than Nick Love’s newest big-screen production, The Sweeney, based on the 1970s hit TV series.
Until the new 246bhp Focus ST goes on sale in Summer 2012, this is the most sporty Ford Focus you can buy. Powered by a choice of four engines including the 177bhp 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol, the Zetec S has been developed specifically for the UK market.