Recently a Ford Focus ST played the role of the goodie car in The Sweeney film. It was an undercover cop car driven by Ray Winstone and Plan B. Ford, apparently, is still under the delusion that the ST is really a cop car. This time though they went overt and painted a Focus ST estate in official UK Police livery.
It is a one-off demonstrator built and painted by Ford Special Vehicle Preparations (SVP) in Earls Colne, Essex. The car is kitted out as a real police car and features an all-LED light bar on the roof. The dashboard is fitted with a mobile data terminal (MDT) and screen to illustrate the Focus ST’s versatility for multi-role police use.
Ford Focus ST is powered by a 2.0-litre 250PS EcoBoost engine capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in just 6.5 seconds and achieving a top speed of 154 mph. Pricing for the hatchback ST starts from £21,995, and for the estate from £23,095.
Terry Adams, Ford’s Direct Sales Manager for Police, Fire & Ambulance, commented: “With the Ford Focus ST being seen so publicly on cinema screens nationwide, the timing for this ‘official’ version couldn’t be better. At the NAPFM show we displayed the car’s crime-fighting talents to police transport managers and took bookings for demonstrations.”