Menu
Join Create Your Garage or Sign in

New Ford Focus ST

The new Ford Focus ST likes to catch the odd 'collar'.

By Stephen Turvil
Dec 21, 2011
More On This Car
Take one for a spin or order a brochure
Request a FORD FOCUS brochure
Request a FORD FOCUS test drive
The new Ford Focus ST likes to catch the odd 'collar'. It likes to prowl the streets looking for trouble, then arrest and interrogate the perpetrators. As such, this pumped-up family workhorse is staring in The Sweeny – the movie version of the classic television series. This predator - which is finished in jet-black for its acting début - has a 2.0-litre 250PS engine. It, therefore, rockets to 62mph in about six seconds and is capable of a tarmac melting 155mph. Flying Sqaud Detectives Jack Regan and George Carter must be thrilled.

Director and co-writer Nick Love, whose previous efforts 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're the perfect partner. I like the Ford Focus ST so much, I want one!"

Ford's link with the 1970s Sweeney TV series saw Regan, Carter, and their Flying Squad colleagues using a string of Ford Granadas, Consuls and Cortinas. These were required to help officers 'race' between locations to complete their paperwork. Government targets, health and safety forms, and insurance documents were the priorities. The new Ford Focus ST must now take-on this mighty challenge. I hope it has somewhere to keep a pen.

More On This Car
Take one for a spin or order a brochure
Request a FORD FOCUS brochure
Request a FORD FOCUS test drive
By Stephen Turvil
Dec 21, 2011