Ford Focus RS left wanting at Nurburgrin

Ford Focus RS left wanting at Nurburgrin

Ford is claiming that the Focus RS is the fastest ‘point to point’ vehicle the company has ever made. It reportedly lapped Ford’s Lommel test track in Belgium faster than the Ford GT supercar. But it still isn’t fast enough to set a new Nurburgring lap record for its class, yet.

Ford has taken its latest hot hatch around the ‘Ring in pursuit of the front-drive record currently held by the track-focused Renaultsport Megane R26.R, which set a cracking time of 8 minutes, 17 seconds. The best the Focus could do is 8 minutes, 26 seconds. The session was held in conjunction with German car mag Sport-Auto, whose editor-in-chief Horst von Saurma-Jeltsch is an experienced driver of the Nordschleife, played wheel-man. And while the Focus RS may have come up some nine seconds slower than the Renault this time, it seems likely that Ford will give it another go before admitting defeat.

Ford is claiming that the Focus RS is the fastest ‘point to point’ vehicle the company has ever made. It reportedly lapped Ford’s Lommel test track in Belgium faster than the Ford GT supercar. But it still isn’t fast enough to set a new Nurburgring lap record for its class, yet.

Ford has taken its latest hot hatch around the ‘Ring in pursuit of the front-drive record currently held by the track-focused Renaultsport Megane R26.R, which set a cracking time of 8 minutes, 17 seconds. The best the Focus could do is 8 minutes, 26 seconds. The session was held in conjunction with German car mag Sport-Auto, whose editor-in-chief Horst von Saurma-Jeltsch is an experienced driver of the Nordschleife, played wheel-man. And while the Focus RS may have come up some nine seconds slower than the Renault this time, it seems likely that Ford will give it another go before admitting defeat.

« | »

Let us know what you think

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Road Tests

Silver Sponsors

Car and SUV Team

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing editor

linkedinphotoDarren Cottingham

Motoring writer

robertbarry-headRobert Barry

Chief reporter

Ian-Ferguson-6Ian Ferguson

Advertising Consultant

debDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

RSS Latest News from Autotalk

RSS Latest News from Dieseltalk

Read previous post:
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo details released

Porsche revealed the new 2010 911 GT3 earlier this year, and yesterday the first official details of the 2010 Porsche...

Close