The new Ford Focus ST which goes on sale next year is to take centre stage in a starring role in the new film blockbuster ‘The Sweeney’. Flying Squad detectives Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and George Carter (Ben Drew aka Plan B) will lead a cast of crime-busting officers as they give chase to London's criminals in black Ford Focus ST hot hatchbacks. Production company Vertigo has the use of six Ford Focus ST models during filming, which is continuing until Christmas.
Director and co-writer Nick Love, whose prior films include The Football Factory and The Firm, said "it was important for me to collaborate with Ford on The Sweeney as their legacy with the original TV show is so strong, they are the perfect partner. I like the Ford Focus ST so much, I want one!"
The new Ford Focus ST is a much better car than its predecessor; it is faster, safer and better equipped. The new car has less weight and more power with better aerodynamics which brings better performance so the Focus is capable of 0-60mph in less than six seconds.