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  1. All-New Ford Fiesta ST

  2. Mechanical limited-slip differential to enhance cornering traction of all-new Ford Fiesta ST for the first time Patented force vectoring springs deliver sharper turn-in and responsiveness for engaging, fun-to-drive experience. Launch Control delivers consistently fast standing starts on track 200PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine delivers uniquely exhilarating three-cylinder soundtrack; features cylinder deactivation contributing to 11 percent fuel efficiency improvement Selectable Drive Modes shift all-new Fiesta ST character from flexible everyday hatchback to track-focussed sports car, flattering novice drivers and rewarding experts Ford has revealed further details of the sophisticated Sports Technologies that will deliver the most responsive, engaging and fun-to-drive Fiesta ST experience ever, including: An optional mechanical limited-slip differential (LSD) for optimised cornering grip Segment-first, Ford-patented force vectoring springs for sharper turn-in, better rear-end responsiveness and a more connected feel Optional Launch Control for consistently fast standing starts on track, supported by a dedicated graphical display in the instrument cluster Ford last year revealed the all-new Fiesta ST, powered by an all-new, 200PS, three-cylinder, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, and for the first time featuring selectable Drive Modes that enable engine, steering and stability controls to be configured to Normal, Sport and Track settings – shifting the vehicle’s character from flexible everyday hatchback to track-focussed sports car at the push of a button. The all-new Fiesta ST also features: Ford’s industry-first cylinder deactivation system for a three-cylinder engine for further improved fuel efficiency* Active exhaust valve technology to amplify the uniquely exhilarating and naturally sporty three-cylinder engine sound Available equipment including SYNC 3 connectivity, B&O PLAY high-end audio, and sophisticated driver assistance technologies such as Lane Keeping Aid and Traffic Sign Recognition “Hot-hatch drivers are expecting big things from this small car. We’ve applied what we’ve learned from recent Ford Performance models including the Focus RS and Ford GT to develop an all-new Fiesta ST that sets a new standard for driving fun in its segment, with a throaty three-cylinder soundtrack that will speak to petrol-heads whatever their language,” said Leo Roeks, European Ford Performance director. Developed by Ford Performance to provide everyday usability and fuel efficiency alongside an exceptional driving experience that flatters the novice while rewarding the expert, the all-new version of Ford’s acclaimed hot-hatch goes on sale this spring. Get a grip The third-generation Fiesta ST is the first to be offered with an optional Quaife LSD, helping to optimise front-end traction for enhanced cornering ability – in particular delivering more grip on the exit of corners. The mechanical system works to limit distribution of engine torque to a wheel with reduced grip – for example, the inside wheel during a cornering manoeuvre – to reduce wheel spin, and improves distribution of engine torque to the wheel with more grip to fully exploit engine performance. The new LSD option works alongside Ford’s enhanced Torque Vectoring Control technology that improves road-holding and reduces understeer by applying brake force to the inside front wheel when cornering. The balance between the two features has been fine-tuned by Ford Performance engineers to deliver optimal grip on dry surfaces and smoothness on wet surfaces. “Performance car drivers will be familiar with the dreaded ‘one-wheel peel’, where a fast corner exit is hampered by an overload of torque to the inside wheel,” Roeks said. “We’ve tuned the all-new Fiesta ST’s mechanical LSD option to work seamlessly with enhanced Torque Vectoring Control to deliver the best possible natural traction without ‘burning away’ excess torque with brake interventions.” Spring into action Developed by Ford engineers, Ford-patented force vectoring springs improve the stability, agility and responsiveness of the all-new Fiesta ST’s twist-beam rear suspension – delivering a more connected feel and contributing to an exceptional fun-to-drive experience. The all-new Fiesta ST is the first compact hot-hatchback to benefit from the technology that uses non-uniform, non-interchangeable, directionally-wound springs to apply vectoring forces to the rear suspension and enables cornering forces to travel directly into the spring, for increased lateral stiffness. Advantages offered by the unique suspension configuration include: Sharper turn-in and response to steering inputs and directional changes A saving of 10kg compared with a Watt’s linkage solution typically used to enhance stiffness Compatibility with traditional suspension dampers No compromise on comfort, ride quality or refinement Ford’s force vectoring springs are cold-formed for greater durability and strength, with the varying pitch and diameter properties throughout the spring uniquely developed for the all-new Fiesta ST application. In addition, the sophisticated suspension system features Tenneco twin-tube front and mono-tube rear dampers that use RC1 valve technology to deliver frequency-dependent damping – enabling enhanced body control while retaining high-speed driving refinement. Rear twist-beam roll stiffness of 1,400 Nm/deg is the firmest of any Ford Performance model. “We went through three times the normal number of suspension iterations to find a set-up that delivered the exciting driving experience demanded of an ST model, but also comfort and refinement for everyday driving,” Roeks said. “The car’s sophisticated dampers self-adjust to tune out high-frequency road imperfections when there is limited demand for damping – like on the motorway, but adjust again to deliver optimised road-holding performance when driven hard.” Ultimate standing-start performance Developed for use on track only, optional Launch control will enable all-new Fiesta ST drivers to achieve maximum satisfaction with consistently fast standing starts. Designed to be simple to use, drivers can select Launch Control using steering wheel controls, activating a dedicated graphical display in the 4.2-inch instrument cluster. Holding the throttle fully open will instruct the system to build engine rpm and automatically hold at the rev limit – filling an on-screen gauge that indicates when the car is prepared for launch. Releasing the clutch fully then enables an optimised standing start with electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, Torque Vectoring Control and Torque Steer Compensation systems managing power and torque delivery. Selectable Drive Modes add even more versatility for the all-new Fiesta ST, enabling drivers to optimise the driving experience to suit scenarios from school run to the race track: In Normal mode, engine mapping, traction control, ESC, active exhaust valve and electronic power-assisted steering (EPAS) are configured to deliver natural responsiveness and a connected feel In Sport mode, engine mapping and throttle pedal response are sharpened, and EPAS settings adjusted to deliver more feedback and finer control for fast road driving. The active noise control valve opens to intensify the sporty exhaust note In Track mode, all vehicle dynamics features are tuned for the fastest possible lap times, traction control is disabled and ESC interventions are set to wide-slip mode for hard circuit driving Three-mode ESC enables drivers to choose between full system intervention; wide-slip mode with limited intervention; and full system de-activation. The Ford Performance model’s sporty character is further enhanced using a bespoke steering knuckle design; unique EPAS calibration with 12:1 steering ratio – the fastest of any Ford Performance model and 14 percent faster than the previous generation Fiesta ST200; and high-performance braking system with 278 mm vented front and 253 mm solid rear discs. Drivers can exploit the all-new Fiesta ST’s technologies to their fullest from a driving position painstakingly developed by Ford Performance for optimal control and vehicle balance. The driver’s seat offers a unique-to-segment combination of seat-back angle and seat-base tilt adjustment. More power, more options Ford’s all-new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine uses turbocharging, high-pressure fuel injection, Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing and a three-cylinder architecture to deliver 200PS at 6,000rpm, and 290Nm of torque from 1,600 to 4,000 rpm, for 0-62mph acceleration in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 144mph. A new combination of port fuel injection and direct fuel injection works alongside Ford’s innovative cylinder deactivation technology to improve fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions by 11 percent according to Ford data, compared with the previous generation Fiesta ST200.* Available from launch in both three-door and five-door bodystyles with sporty ST exterior styling and standard 17-inch or optional 18-inch alloy wheels, the all-new Fiesta ST will offer customers a greater degree of choice with ST-1, ST-2 and ST-3 equipment levels. Exterior colours include Frozen White, Magnetic, Moondust Silver, Performance Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black, and Silver Fox, and interiors feature as standard supportive Recaro seats, ST gearknob, and flat-bottomed steering wheel with stitching that is replicated on the leather handbrake lever and gear-lever gaiter. A standard SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system with 6.5-inch screen or optional 8-inch screen will enable Fiesta ST drivers to control audio, navigation and connected smartphones using simple, conversational voice commands. A high-quality B&O PLAY Sound System for a high-end audio experience is also offered. Standard driver assistance technologies include Lane Keeping Aid, Lane Keeping Alert and cruise control with adjustable speed limiter, while features including rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, auto-highbeam and Traffic Sign Recognition also are available. “Drivers need look no further than the all-new Fiesta ST to understand what Ford means when we explain that ST stands for Sports Technologies,” Roeks said. “Every performance function of this car has been enhanced with innovation.” *Officially homologated fuel-efficiency and CO2 emission figures will be published closer to the on-sale date. The declared Fuel/Energy Consumptions, CO2 emissions and electric range are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a single car. The applied standard test procedure enables comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. In addition to the fuel efficiency of a car, driving behaviour, as well as other non-technical factors, play a role in determining a car's fuel/energy consumption, CO2 emissions and electric range. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. From 1 September 2017, certain new vehicles will be type-approved using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) according to (EU) 2017/1151 as last amended, which is a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. From 1 September 2018 the WLTP will fully replace the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), which is the current test procedure. During NEDC Phase-out, WLTP fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are being correlated back to NEDC. There will be some variance to the previous fuel economy and emissions as some elements of the tests have altered i.e., the same car might have different fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
  3. No sales page?

    Sorry for the broken page...we are currently working on getting the feed working again. There are other Fords for sale in the forum section https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/forum/101-club-cars-for-sale/
  4. • Ford, The LEGO® Group and rally specialists M-Sport introduce new M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car kit as part of the LEGO® Speed Champions range, celebrating 2017 WRC victories • New 203-piece kit features a choice of wheel trims, two interchangeable bonnets – one featuring spotlights for night driving, race-graphics and a driver minifigure • New LEGO® Speed Champions 1968 Mustang Fastback also available. Both kits go on sale March 1, 2018 priced at £12.99 Ford, The LEGO Group and rally specialists M-Sport today revealed a new model from the LEGO® Speed Champions range that is set to bring the thrill of the rally stage to living room floors across Europe – the title-winning M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car The designers at LEGO have recreated the striking looks of the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC car complete with powerful wheel arches and dramatic front and rear spoilers. The new set includes a choice of wheel trims, two interchangeable bonnets – one featuring spotlights for night driving, authentic miniature race-graphics and a driver minifigure with helmet and racing overalls that can be placed inside the car through the removable windscreen. When complete, the 203-piece Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC LEGO Speed Champions model measures 6 centimetres (2 inches) high and wide, and 13 centimetres (5 inches) long. “With two World Rally Championship titles and five rally victories in 2017, it’s hard to think of a more worthy addition to the LEGO Speed Champions range than the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC car”, said Mark Rushbrook, Ford global director of Motorsport. “The LEGO Speed Champions series is a fun way to celebrate the success of Ford cars in motorsport. We hope it will inspire future generations of car designers, engineers and rally drivers.” The M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC car last year powered to victory in both the FIA World Rally Championship Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ competitions, driven by Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia, who are driving for the new M-Sport Ford World Rally Team this year alongside upcoming talent Elfyn Evans co-driver Daniel Barritt. Powered by Ford’s 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, the real-life M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car is based on the all-new Ford Fiesta launched across Europe last year, and has already started the 2018 World Rally Championship season in winning-style with victory for Ogier and Ingrassia at Rallye Monte-Carlo last month. Ford and LEGO have also introduced a new 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback model to the LEGO® Speed Champions range. The 184-piece kit features green bodywork with gold-coloured wheels and comes with a timing board, race-graphics stickers, removable windscreen and a minifigure driver wearing a classic-style racing suit. The iconic Ford GT40 and new Ford GT racing cars that won Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966 and 2016 are also available as part of the LEGO Speed Champions collection. The new LEGO Speed Champions M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car and 1968 Mustang Fastback will be available to order at LEGO.com/shop from March 1, 2018, each with a recommended retail price of £12.99.

    It’s the ultimate track showdown: Eight models from the Ford Performance global line-up on a circuit together for the very first time pushed to their limits by the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers In a new video from Ford Performance, filmed at the Motorland race circuit near Barcelona, Spain, the Ford F-150 Raptor; Fiesta ST, all-new Fiesta ST, Focus RS, new Mustang GT, Mustang GT350R, Ford GT road car and Ford GT race car go head-to-head in a staggered time trial around one lap of the 5.345 km circuit. The sequence was filmed in partnership with Castrol Edge during a tight four-hour window, during which all eight Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers took time-out from a pre-season Ford GT race car tyre test to shoot. Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, Olivier Pla and Stefan Mücke from the World Endurance Championship, and Dirk Müller, Joey Hand, Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, each took the wheel of a Ford Performance model – setting off at intervals and culminating in an eight-way battle through the final bends and finish straight. The time trial was the first and probably only chance to find out if a Fiesta ST could beat a Le Mans-winning Ford GT race car. The showdown was filmed using three camera crews, a drone and 16 GoPro cameras. Wheel-to-wheel action was captured using a custom-built Ford Fiesta ST camera tracking vehicle in ultra-high-definition 4K resolution. From extra special pickup trucks to Le Mans-winning thoroughbred race cars, Ford Performance vehicles offer unique characters but share sophisticated driving technologies to deliver exceptional fun to drive experiences. All but two of the cars feature Ford’s EcoBoost engines, from the smallest 3‑cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost in the all-new Fiesta ST right up to the 3.5-litre twin turbo EcoBoost in the F-150 Raptor, road-going Ford GT and Ford GT race car. The Mustang GT350R features a remarkable flat-plane crank V8 that delivers 526 horsepower from 5.2 litres, while the new Mustang GT features the iconic 5.0-litre V8. Afterwards, Harry Tincknell said: “It was a hilarious shoot. Eight racing drivers all given a car to go flat-out in for a race. Anything could have happened and it almost did! It was amazing to be one of the first people to drive the all-new Ford Fiesta ST, one of the most popular cars in the world, and it handled like a dream. “ Richard Westbrook, who drove the Focus RS said: “It was great to take on our Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teammates at a totally different challenge. It was just a blast. Ford Performance offers vehicles that are so capable at very different things and their strengths showed on the track.” Stefan Mücke said: “Driving the all-new Mustang GT road car on the race track was great fun. It was very special to see all the Ford Performance cars on the track at the same time, and quite brave, too, to do this with a group of competitive racing drivers! It got very close in the final corners as everybody wanted to be first. Great fun and an awesome lap!” Joey Hand said: "Some of the coolest cats out there drive Mustangs and I love horsepower, so I was crossing my fingers I'd get the GT350R. Things got a little wild on the track, but it was a great time. I'd take them on again." Olivier Pla said: “Obviously driving the Ford GT was great around Motorland. You can clearly feel and it is obvious to see how fast this car is. Driving the Ford GT at the limit is very special. The car is a work of art!” Cars and drivers Driver Vehicle Engine Power Ryan Briscoe F-150 Raptor 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost 450 hp (U.S specification) Dirk Müller Fiesta ST 1.6-litre EcoBoost 182 PS Harry Tincknell All-new Fiesta ST 1.5-litre EcoBoost 200 PS Richard Westbrook Focus RS 2.3-litre EcoBoost 350 PS Stefan Mücke New Mustang GT 5.0-litre V8 450 PS (anticipated) Joey Hand Mustang GT350R 5.2-litre V8 526 hp (U.S specification) Olivier Pla Ford GT road car 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost 655 PS Andy Priaulx Ford GT race car 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost N/A All track activities were filmed on a closed circuit and monitored by Ford’s safety experts
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    Hi Freddy42 We just went into settings and checked that it shouldn't be showing. Sorry about this

    Only to the toilet after those long queues

    Great to meet all of you at the Ford Fair, and well worth the wait to get in, although not so sure if it had been raining all day! Never seen queue as bad as that before...almost on par with Le Mans on race day and they have queues that any Russian would be envious of. I totally believe the reason is that they opened the show an hour later as last year you could slip in early and set up before the majority rocked up at 7.00 and then stagger the queue throughout the morning...worked okay, don't know why they changed it? anyway, great day and great to chat to some FOC members....see you next year!
  9. Hi Trevor,

    I was informed that my posts were against the policies of the club. I totally understand that.But the reason i posted it is because of the age that we are in .where buglars enter your home take your keys and drive off with your car.This immobiliser stops that. I can appreciate its part of our business but i only want your members to keep and enjoy their cars.




    Found this info in the FAQs on the Ford Fair site.... Will the tickets and passes be sent to me? Both the tickets and vehicle passes will be print at home. On booking you will receive a confirmation email that will show the number of tickets and passes purchased. No later than one week prior to the event the e-ticket and Vehicle Pass will be emailed to you, these will need to be printed and displayed for entry.
  11. Any bikers

    lol....i don't think they'd have me in their club...I leave it outside all year and don't even clean it
  12. Any bikers

    Had a (K1) Bandit 1200 S great all round bike....loved it ! BMW GS nowadays...bit more sedate
  13. New Focus Wiper Noise

    Useful link..... http://elta.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/d/00A4AE33C433F7FD
  14. In 2016 Ford had a new car, a new team and a new challenge: to win at Le Mans 50 years after taking a 1-2-3 victory at the 1966 Le Mans race. The team delivered a historic victory and has since become even stronger, winning races all over the world, competing in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In just a few days time, the four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs will line up at the Circuit de la Sarthe for the start of the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours and the defence of last year’s victory for the #68 Ford GT. The 2017 race also marks an important anniversary: 50 years since Dan Gurney (US) and AJ Foyt (US) won Le Mans, driving a Ford GT40. This, the second win in a run of four, cemented Ford’s dominance of the world’s biggest sports car race. VIDEO: Ford GT at Le Mans 24 Hours Bourdais out, Kanaan in for Le Mans The only piece of the puzzle that will be missing is Le Mans born Sébastien Bourdais, who is recovering from an accident during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. It is a blow to the team, especially as Bourdais was in the winning #68 crew in 2016, but Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) have INDYCAR star Tony Kanaan (BRA) to help them fight for the top prize all over again. The crew of the #69 Ford GT remains as Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Richard Westbrook (GB) and Indianapolis 500 pole sitter, Scott Dixon (NZ). They made it to the podium last year and that has given them a great preview of what success feels like at Le Mans. The #66 Ford GT of Stefan Mücke (GER), Olivier Pla (FRA) and Billy Johnson (US) finished in fourth place last year after having to pit when penalised for a broken number panel light. Despite this, they were just one lap behind the winners at the finish and they are more motivated than ever this time around. The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours was a tough race for the #67 Ford GT crew as the car developed a gearbox problem just before the start, which put paid to any challenge. This year Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB) and Pipo Derani (BRA) want to be at the heart of the battle. Le Mans participations for the Ford GT drivers: Stefan Mücke -– 10 times (2007-2016) Olivier Pla -– 9 times (2008-2016) Richard Westbrook -– 6 times (2010-2014, 2016) Dirk Müller -– 5 times (1999-2000, 2010-2011, 2016) Andy Priaulx -– 3 times (2010-2011, 2016) Harry Tincknell -– 3 times (2014-2016) Ryan Briscoe -– 3 times (2013, 2015-2016) Joey Hand –- 2 times (2011, 2016) Pipo Derani –- 2 times (2015-2016) Scott Dixon –- 1 time (2016) Billy Johnson -– 1 time (2016) Tony Kanaan – Le Mans rookie Which Ford GT is that? The Four Ford GTs will run at Le Mans in the same red, white and blue livery. In order to help the commentators and viewers differentiate between the cars they will all run brightly coloured windscreen strips, wing mirrors and an LED light strip down the middle of the windscreen using the following colours: #66 GREEN #67 BLUE #68 RED #69 YELLOW New for this year and especially striking at night, the wing mirrors will be coated in electroluminescent paint that will glow in each car's unique colour, making each car easily identifiable at all times while adding almost no weight. Did you know? When Dan Gurney decided to spray the Champagne he was given on the podium after his 1967 victory he started the tradition that continues all over the world today. It was Bruce McLaren who told Chris Amon to “Go Like Hell!” in 1966. Ford’s Le Mans results in the 1960s 1966 1st Bruce McLaren (NZ) / Chris Amon (NZ) 2nd Ken Miles (GB) / Denis Hulme (NZ) 3rd Ronnie Bucknum (US) / Dick Hutcherson (US) 1967 1st Dan Gurney (US) / AJ Foyt (US) 1968 1st Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) / Lucien Bianchi (BEL) 1969 1st Jacky Ickx (BEL) / Jackie Oliver (GB) 3rd David Hobbs (GB) / Mike Hailwood (GB)