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RE: Ford Performance shoot out!

RE: Ford Performance shoot out!

Monday 29th January

Ford Performance shoot out!

One lap of Aragon, the Ford Performance range from Fiesta to Raptor and eight pro drivers - what could go wrong?



Credit where it's due to Ford - and Edge ST notwithstanding - it offers a fairly enviable range of quick cars at the moment. The new Fiesta ST and Mustang are on the way, you can have a Focus RS now with a front limited-slip diff (and a new head gasket), plus a few very lucky GT customers will get their cars soon. Well soon-ish.

Fully subscribed to the 'if you've got it, flaunt it' school of PR, Ford has brought together its entire Performance range - as well as eight of its factory race drivers - for a one-lap showdown par excellence. So there's a Raptor, four-cylinder Fiesta ST, three-cylinder ST, 2018MY Mustang, GT350R, Focus RS, GT road car and GT race car. It's a single circulation of Aragon with a staggered start and, well, it makes for rather a good watch.

Of course there was the potential for it to be a horribly staged and terribly boring video, but Ford has done a great job here: either that coming together of Mustangs at the end was very well choreographed, or they really were racing quite hard. And the Raptor leaves the start with all four wheels smoking, which is a good a reason as any to feature a video.

 

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Paddy78

Original Poster:

65 posts

72 months

Monday 29th January
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Is this sponsored content or an article?

Krikkit

11,560 posts

107 months

Monday 29th January
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Paddy78 said:
Is this sponsored content or an article?
Don't be so bloody miserable. What's wrong with watching a manufacturer's range of fun cars being spanked around a circuit?

ChilliWhizz

8,060 posts

87 months

Monday 29th January
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Loving the truck. Wonder what Jeff will make of it though scratchchin

GroundEffect

10,568 posts

82 months

Monday 29th January
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ChilliWhizz said:
Loving the truck. Wonder what Jeff will make of it though scratchchin
I've driven one on track and it was as hilarious as it was terrifying. A proper machine.


Paddy78

Original Poster:

65 posts

72 months

Monday 29th January
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Krikkit said:
Paddy78 said:
Is this sponsored content or an article?
Don't be so bloody miserable. What's wrong with watching a manufacturer's range of fun cars being spanked around a circuit?
Absolutely nothing and I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't call it General News or an objective review of said manufacturer's range of cars. smile

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Yipper

5,457 posts

16 months

Monday 29th January
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Credit where it's due, Ford do make a great range of hooligan cars that few, if any, other brands can match.

Dave Hedgehog

9,849 posts

130 months

Monday 29th January
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i thought the race car was limited to 500bhp ?

jon-

15,333 posts

142 months

Monday 29th January
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Paddy78 said:
Krikkit said:
Paddy78 said:
Is this sponsored content or an article?
Don't be so bloody miserable. What's wrong with watching a manufacturer's range of fun cars being spanked around a circuit?
Absolutely nothing and I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't call it General News or an objective review of said manufacturer's range of cars. smile
So you're shocked a video made by Ford, and run from Fords youtube channel isn't objective...

BabyStig

8 posts

61 months

Monday 29th January
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As a Jeff, I liked it.

yonex

10,798 posts

94 months

Monday 29th January
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jon- said:
So you're shocked a video made by Ford, and run from Fords youtube channel isn't objective...
Exactly, bloody misery guts.

I love the GT, it’s just gorgeous. Quite a range of drivers cars they have and difficult to not be impressed.

Regiment

2,590 posts

85 months

Monday 29th January
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Hate to have been the guy who pulled the short straw and ended up in the Fiesta ST lol when there were so much nicer and more fun cars. smile

832ark

608 posts

82 months

Monday 29th January
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Not really relevant to UK owners though, they’re more interested in how fast it can lap the local council estate.

RushDom

122 posts

20 months

Monday 29th January
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First time I've seen the new Fiesta ST in motion...shame we can't hear how it sounds though!

ducnick

821 posts

169 months

Monday 29th January
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Offer the gt350 in Europe and you will have my interest Ford. Until then don’t give us any more damn adverts for it!

timrud

35 posts

99 months

Monday 29th January
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What could go wrong? A head gasket?

ducnick

821 posts

169 months

Monday 29th January
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timrud said:
What could go wrong? A head gasket?
or an oil cooler if the mustang was RHD

RacerMike

1,650 posts

137 months

Monday 29th January
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Wish they sold the GT350 in the UK! Fun video, although rigged of course....not sure the bit where the GT lofted it up the inside of the GT350 whilst the RS was on the outside though was entirely intentional....


Hafod

37 posts

30 months

Monday 29th January
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Fair play Ford, you have something fun For most wallets. Looking at the time differential I think the GTE racer must have its restrict removed and the wick turned up a little. Surely the cage would overcome a good slice of the weight saving made by binning the active suspension and creature comforts, the slicks are worth maybe 3 seconds. Do you think the rest of the time is all just better aero and motorsport ABS, or do you reckon they said, "Hey there's no rules today boys Iets have an extra half Bar of boost?

Hafod

37 posts

30 months

Monday 29th January
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Fair play Ford, you have something fun For most wallets. Looking at the time differential I think the GTE racer must have its restrict removed and the wick turned up a little. Surely the cage would overcome a good slice of the weight saving made by binning the active suspension and creature comforts, the slicks are worth maybe 3 seconds. Do you think the rest of the time is all just better aero and motorsport ABS, or do you reckon they said, "Hey there's no rules today boys Iets have an extra half Bar of boost?

Hafod

37 posts

30 months

Monday 29th January
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https://www.topspeed.com/cars/ford/2016-ford-gt-le...

Looks like there is quite a bit of difference between a "race car for the road" and a pure race car. I withdraw my suggestion the GTE was running crazy horsepower.