Police put hot hatch on trial

Combining supercar-rivalling performance with hatchback practicality – we wouldn’t be surprised if our Focus RS is a tempting proposition for the boys and girls in blue. Police forces nationwide, which already use around 1,500 of our vehicles, are trialling the award-winning hot hatch now. With a top speed of 165 miles per hour, and capable […]

Ford GT race car sets ‘Silverstone’ lap record

We couldn’t wait for the Ford GT race car to hit the track at Silverstone. So we designed our own “Silverstone” circuit, taking in London landmarks, on one eye-catching but VERY slow lap.   The Ford GT race car followed a route that started and finished at London Underground station Southwark – loaded aboard a […]

Focus RS shortlisted in What Car? Reader Awards

We’ve followed its journey from the design studio to the crash lab, from the Rocky Mountains to the Arizona desert, and now, just months before it reaches UK soil for the first time, the all-new Focus RS been shortlisted for its first award. The What Car? Awards 2016 take place in January, and the mighty […]

VROOOM with a view! Focus RS sprint video

Select Launch Control, apply full throttle, and less than five seconds later the Focus RS high-performance hatchback hits 62 mph (100 km/h). And here’s the proof. And guess what happens if you keep your foot down? 165 mph – the highest top speed of any RS vehicle. The Focus RS is currently keeping good company […]

Choosing the be(ST) car in the World

Picking your “top three favourite” of anything can be difficult. Pizza toppings?  Cities of the world? TV shows? Try picking your top three favourite cars in the real world, right now. Autocar’s Vicky Parrott has written a blog this week, where she sets out to do just that. “For the sake of this blog ever […]

Transit vans are still the business

50 years after it first hit the road, the iconic Transit van continues to make a significant and growing contribution to the economy, according to a new study. The Centre for Economics and Business Research report shows that van-dependent businesses contributed a total of €120 billion to U.K. in 2014 – up by 26 per […]

Take a taste drive

Foodie festival Taste of London is this week expected to attract more than 55,000 visitors. Among the attractions is Protégé by Ford, a pop-up restaurant designed to showcase three of the U.K.’s up-and-coming chefs – Derek Johnstone, Ben Donkin and Chris Thompson. Each chef has been handpicked by a household name, including Michel Roux Jr, […]