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Did anyone else see this at the start of the latest Top Gear (montage in first episode of the new series showing whats coming up)?

Focus or Fiesta?

Have they announced an ST in the new shape Focus?

ST1.jpg

ST2.jpg

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According to ford Ecat the focus in the images above is actually the reg of a Mk3 Ford Focus 1.6 Eco Boost model?

Primary Features

Build Date: 04.07.2011

Vehicle Line: Focus 2011-

Body Style: 5 Door Saloon

Version: Series 40

Engine: 1.6L EcoBoost SCTi (150PS) - Sigma

Transmission:6 Speed Manual Trans - B6

Drive: RHD FWD

Axle Ratio: 3.82

Emission:Stage V Emissions

Air Conditioning: Dual Zone Auto Temp Control

Territory: (+)"GB"

Paint: Panther Black (Metallic)

Interior Fabric: Pur/Torino / Charcoal Black

Minor Features

Less Roof Reinforcement

Less Roof Line Conversion

Less Rear Mudflaps

Front Door Scuff Plates - Ford Oval

Accessory Media Hub 1XUSB

Less Interior Pack

Less Front Mudflaps

With Hill Launch Assist

Rear Passenger Door

With Manual Liftgate

Saarlouis Plant Built

Less Security Lock Group

Less Special Equipment Package

Ford Corporate badge

Less Marketing Flex Prep Pack

Less Sales badge

Less Special Order Paint

Less SVO Application/Label

Less Dress Up RSO

Less SIP

Exterior Paint - Solid

For Normal Temperature Zones

Less VP Application Label

Less Mass Customization Package

Less Fire Extinguisher Fixings

Less Tyre Repair Service Kit

With Auto Closing Windows

Power Front Windows One Touch Up/Do

Power Rear Window One Shot Up/Down

With Tinted Glass All Round

Grille - Upper Blk Msh/Chrome Surnd

Less Windshield Heat Shielding

With Heated Windscreen

Less Console Ashtray

Less Temp Controlled Glove Box

With Padded Dash

Mini Overhead Cnsl W/Sunglass Bin

Console - With Closed Bin

Less Rear Floor Console

Int Environment Clr-Charcoal Black

Int Feat Colour - Charcoal Black

Front Floor Carpet mats

Rear Floor Carpet mats

With General Stowage Box

Less Sun Blinds

Deluxe Headliner

With Illuminated Sunvisor - Drivers

With Illuminated Sunvisor-Passenger

With Aluminum Interior Door Handles

With LH Front Door Armrest

With RH Front Door Armrest

Less Stowage Bins

Rear Coat Hook

Less Luggage Compartment Net Kit

With Load Area Cover

Less Load Compartment Loops

Less Load Retention Net

Less Decklid Liner

With Load Floor Carpet

Less First Aid Retain Straps

Less W.Triangle Retaining Straps

Less Driver Roof Storage

Less Front Grille

Grille-Lower Surround Hgh Gls Chrm

Less roof rack

Less Exterior Body Mouldings

Rocker Panel Moulding -Cladding C/K

With Bright Door Frame Moulding

Less Door Edge Guards

Less Auxiliary roof rack Crossbars

With Rear Spoiler

With Electrochromic R/View Mirror

Dual Pwr/Heat/Fold/Pud Lamp/Signal

With Body Coloured Exterior Mirror

With Driver Seat Back Map Pocket

Passenger Seat Back Map Pocket

With Front 2 Way Headrest

With Electric Driver Seat Recliner

With Passenger Seat Recliner-Rotary

Less Special Seat Covers

Less Special Front Seat Covers

Less Special Rear Seat Covers

With Two Piece Rear Seat Cushion

With 60:40 Split - Folding Rr Seat

With Integrated Rear Headrest

Rear Centre Armrest With Stowage

With Rear Center Head Restraint

With Drivers Manual Lumbar Support

With Passengers Man Lumbar Support

With Drivers Heated Seat

With Heated Passenger Seat

With Drvr/Passngr Seat Belt Minder

With Driver 4 Way Pwr.Seat Adjuster

With Pass 4 Way Manual Seat Adjust

Less Trailer Coupling

With Front Towing Hook

With Rear Towing Hooks

Less Trailer Sway Control (TSC)

Engine Cover - Under Hood

Body Coloured Exterior Door Handle

Body Coloured Tailgate Handle

Ignition Key Combination Pack 1

With Leather Gear Shift Knob

Steel Sec Door Lock Shield

With Child Proof Safety Lock

With Remote Controlled Tailgate Release

Less Second Remote Ignition Key

Less Door Auto Relocking

With Door Dead Locks

Less Door Unlock System

With Door Entry Remote Control Unit

With Keyless Start

Capless Fuel Filler Without Lock

With Int. Rear Window Wiper/Washer

With Automatic Windscreen Wiper

With Heated Washer Jet

With Headlamp Washer

Less Sun Roof

Less Tonneau Cover

Front Bumper - Painted Body Colour

Less Front Bumper Extension

Rear Bumper Body Coloured Plastic

Less Rear Bumper Skirt

Less Thermoplastic Kneebolster Sys

Air Crtn Rstrnt LH

Less Rear Side Air Bag Restraint

3 Part Seat Belt- European Regultn

With 2 Static Rear Seat Belts

With Driver Air Bag

With Passenger Air Bag

With Side Air Bag - Drivers Side

With Side Air Bag - Passenger Side

Less Passenger Air Bag Deactivation

With Isofix Hard Point Attachment

With Manual Adjust Frt.S.Belt Mount

Style 1 Tether Anchorage Restraint

With Mini Steel Spare Wheel

Tyre Pressure Moniter Sys-DDS

With Standard Rear Shock Absorbers

7J X 17" Style 5 Alloy Wheel

215/50 17" W Rated BSW Tyre

Limited Service Mini Spare Tyre

With Standard Tyre Tread - Front

With Standard Tyre Tread - Rear

Less Wheel Covers

Locking Wheel Nuts

With Kysor Radiator Shutter

Less Engine Block Heater

Less Frame Mounted Fuel Filter

Cold Start -15 Deg C

Less Immersion Heater

Starter - Stop/Start System

With Standard Suspension

Front Spring Load Class-K

Rear Spring Load Class-Q

Strt Sngl Vsbl Pipe One Sd Sngl Muf

Less Exhaust Pipe Extension

Less Handbrake Grip

Mechanical Hand Operated Park Brake

Standard Duty Fr/Rr Calp And Pads

With Rear Disc Brakes

Less Low Speed Safety System

Brakes-HLA/ESP/TC/ABS

Less Rear Bumper Protector

With High Back Front Seats

Less Rear Comp Duct

Less Air Purifier Sensor

With Recirculating Heater

Non Locking Capless Fuel Fill

With Lead/Unleaded Fuel

With Fixed Foot Pedals

Standard Foot Pedal Pad Design

With Electric Power Steering

With Manual Tilt/Slide Stg Column

4 Spoke Leather Steering Wheel

Speed Control And ASLD

Less Auxiliary Heater

Less Park Heating

Conventional Instruments - Level 3With Instrument Cluster - Rheostat

With MPH/KMH Speedomeer

With Trip Compute

Less Instruent Gauges

Dua Note Electric Horn

Less Tyre Inflation Monitor

Less Compass Display

MFD High TFT Screen

Less Navigation System

With Message Centre

Less Navigation Disk

Less Navigation Data

Less Emergency Call Button

Less Blind Spot Information System

Less Lane Keeping Aid

Thatcham Catergory 1 Alarm System

With Safeguard Anti-Theft Sys(Pats)

With Rear Parking Aid

With Front Parking Aid

Less Side Parking Aid

With Automated Parking System

Standard Duty battery

Less A/V Jack

BT/VC Phone Interface + USB Connect

ICE-Mid Audio Branded + DAB

Ice Feature Pack 8

Branded ICP

Less Upgraded Sound System

With 9 Radio Speakers

Less Radio Subwoofer

Less Telephone Preparation Pack

Less Mobile Office Pack

Less Family Entertainment System

Less Sync

Voice Activated Module - British

With Steering Wheel Radio Controls

Less Column Stalk Radio Controls

Less Electrical Outlet

Less Smokers Package

Less Power Point Plug

With Power Point Plug - Rear

Less Camera

Less Cool Box

Less Style Pack

Less Comfort Pack

With Auto Headlamps

With Chrome Fog Lamp Bezel

High Intensity Discharge Headlamp

DTRL Lamp Lit In Pos 0 And Pos

With Front Fog Lamps

With Aluminium Headlamp Bezels

Multi Colour Ambient LED Lighting

With Footwell Lights

Fr Individual and Rr Map Lights

Front And Rear Lamp LED

Less Rear Overhead Reading Lamps

With Glove Box Illumination

With Load Compartment Lamp

Less Aux Interior Lights

Tail lamps - LED Rear

With High Mounted Stop Lamp

With Single Rear Fog Lamp

With Automatic Headlamp Levelling

With Automatic Headlamp Control

Less Accessory - Packages

Outside Air Temperature Present

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Yeah I noticed the focus in their vid too.

I was waiting throughout the last season for them to review it. Glad they're finally featuring it.

Maybe its a zetec s and the owner has put an ST badge on? lol though surely the car experts would have noticed that

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anyone cared to think they may have just any plates on them? doubt ford would have sent out a 'fake' st to the biggest car show in the world

Edit: an un-released car wouldn't be registered anyway would it

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anyone cared to think they may have just any plates on them? doubt ford would have sent out a 'fake' st to the biggest car show in the world

Edit: an un-released car wouldn't be registered anyway would it

I did think that but then thought surely we would have seen something online about it, even if just spy shots etc.

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Yeah, def ST, due out later this year in 5 door and estate versions (No 3dr!!!), some shots of the estate can be seen http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/FutureVehicles/focus-st-wagon was also on the autoexpress website http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/motorshows/paris-motor-show/256987/ford_focus_st_official_pictures.html

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Its from the film The Sweeney which is in post-production - Ford have supplied the cars and the one in the picture is the new FOCUS ST (although that particular car may not be as they wont want to wreck an ST). Here is a couple of links :)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0857190/

The film on IMDB

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/275554/focus_st_set_for_the_sweeney.html

The article in Auto Express

Hope that helps guys :)

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Yeah, most probably they got Ford to mock up the standard Focus as a ST for filming as they would most likely go through a few in getting the action right and using a real ST would cost a lot more.

Still, seeing that makes you want to sob.

Nice to see they have Ben Drew in the film, he was good in Harry Brown and love Plan B.

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It certainly looks like an ST but as others have mentioned probably a mock up as the clip shows crashing (I cringed when I saw it) Hopefully they'll be reviewing the actual ST too, it's about the right time to, by next series it would have already been released, we know Top Gear like their hot hatches, and this ones got a fair amount of hype, so I'll be looking forward to the upcoming episodes!

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do you think they are worried about writing off a st when they wrote off a jag xf if you read the top gear mag they said they had a budget off 3.5 million for the chase sequence

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Capital letters, commas, full stops, correct spelling..

Why write off an actual ST, when you can write off something worth less that looks the same? It could be a similar situation with the XF - it might look like a top of the range model but actually could be a tarted up bottom of the range car.

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Even so, always seems such a waste when they go and write off a perfectly good new car. Like the little red thing they had a while back (what was it again?) which they drove upside down through a sewer (even though it was fake), destroyed, then jumped it into the sea. As amusing as some of these things are to watch I hate seeing it!

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It's quite possible that the ST is actually worth a lot more than the standard car will be - I doubt that it's in the standard state that it left the factory in.

Look at Casino Royale - the DBS didn't have enough grunt or the right sound for what they wanted, so one of the cars was stripped out and fitted with an even bigger lump and ridiculous exhausts. Then of course the one in the crash was a mere Shell. This scene is probably no different - they will have had several cars, some with roll cages - hell sometimes they even use LHD cars but leave the RHD interior in, that way they can have their star at the wheel but someone else controlling the car.

At the end of the day - it looks like an ST, the important thing is that we will be seeing this car in the UK before long.

And akaray - while I'm with you on the need for correct punctuation etc - we don't make an issue of it here, it tends to drive some people off.

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Even so, always seems such a waste when they go and write off a perfectly good new car. Like the little red thing they had a while back (what was it again?) which they drove upside down through a sewer (even though it was fake), destroyed, then jumped it into the sea. As amusing as some of these things are to watch I hate seeing it!

Renault Twingo with Ross Kemp in the boot. :)

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Renault Twingo with Ross Kemp in the boot. :)

That's the one.

A lot of cars Top Gear use are demo models from the manufacturers and have been thrashed by every journo in the country.

Remember when they played football with aygo's?

The companies don't expect them to come back in one piece.

Still a waste though.

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Capital letters, commas, full stops, correct spelling..

What difference does it make can you read it yes ? thought so .I wrote it quickly whats the problem .

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Sorry but poor grammar and punctuation grind me :mellow: apologies

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Don't apologise - you're not alone and it wasn't a telling off.

What I will say is that the majority of posters on FOC do use punctuation (which does make posts much easier to read) and those who do tend to get more replies and become part of the community more easily.

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I agree it's a waste of a good car, even if it isn't a real ST!

Ford spend millions on advertising and marketing their models though, so for the cost of one car, they are getting some pretty decent advertising to millions of people on Top Gear.

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I forgot it was on tonight. THANKYOU. Looking forward to it!

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