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Formula Ford EcoBoost: A racing car for the road!

Imagine this, you’re about to tackle the Nürburgring in a car powered by a 1.0 litre three cylinder engine. Hardly seems worth getting worried about. How fast can it be? In the hands of Nick Tandy last year it lapped the Ring in 7 minutes 22 seconds. That was with 200hp on tap. After the […]

Tanner Foust and Darth Vader at the Ring

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US motoring identity and drift king Tanner Foust was lucky enough to be sent over to the Nürburgring and handed the keys to a Ford Focus RS500 and told to go and enjoy the Nordschleife. In standard form the RS500 sends 350hp to its front wheels, but Foust says this car has been boosted for […]

Sport Auto takes the Focus RS around Nordschleife

Respected German magazine Sport Auto has sent its chief editor, Horst von Saurma, out on the Nordschleife in a Ford Focus RS. Here is the video. So, how does Horst go in the 300bhp front-wheel drive hot hatch? And could he beat the Renault Mégane R26.R‘s Nürburgring record for the fastest FWD lap? The answer to […]

Ford GT takes pole at the Ring

The Raeder Automotive Ford GT has upset bigger names to claim pole position for the 37th Nürburgring 24 hour race. The Ford qualified ahead of the 2008 winners in the Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR. The Audi R8 LMS entries have taken the next three positions. A very impressive showing for a car making its […]

Ford Focus RS chasing FWD record

Here’s some video footage of the Focus RS lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife courtesy of Rumour has it that Ford are chasing Renault’s FWD lap record set by the Megane R26.R and are hoping to announce a new time by April. The time to beat is 8 minutes 16.9 seconds, check out the cR26.R setting […]