Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin Jr. race Focus ST and GTI through abandoned neighborhood - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > General Car Chat Lounge

General Car Chat Lounge Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2012, 08:00 AM   #1
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Fan#: 41389
Location: FocusFanatics.com, CA
Posts: 1,307
Points 45,208, Level 100
Points: 45,208, Level: 100 Points: 45,208, Level: 100 Points: 45,208, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 4 FFTeam Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin Jr. race Focus ST and GTI through abandoned neighborhood


Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin, Jr. are two of the masters of artistically abusing automobiles, so you know a video with both men in it is going to be a good one. In the fourth installment of the Focus ST Sessions series from Ford, Gittin and Block are given the keys to a 2013 Focus ST and a Volkswagen GTI, and then let loose in an abandoned neighborhood.

While the stunts in this video are nowhere near what either man is capable of performing in their respective racecars, it is essentially a two-minute-long Ford commercial showing the Focus ST's advantages over VW's standard bearer for the hot hatch class. The two cars tear through the deserted streets, allowing the Focus ST to show its strong off-the-line acceleration and slaloming ability through some construction barrels.

YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Text Source: Autoblog


__________________
Account Administration
FocusFanatics.com

Check Out FocusRSClub.com
FFTeam is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-31-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
Focus Addict
 
thehubster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Fan#: 46763
Location: Little Rock, AR
What I Drive: 2002 Blue Focus SVT

Posts: 1,384
Points 3,537, Level 37
Points: 3,537, Level: 37 Points: 3,537, Level: 37 Points: 3,537, Level: 37
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 thehubster Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
ya that was pretty sweet. I love the ST its just to much!! the GTI is like 5,000 less then the ST. Great video though.
__________________
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
C. S. Lewis
thehubster is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
Focus Addict
 
Kevastator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104674
Location: Montana/Wisconsin, United States
What I Drive: 05 Slowbaru Outback

Posts: 1,194
FF Reputation: 2 Kevastator Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Although the GTI has less hp, and isnt the closest competitor to the ST, the ST is a thousand times better vehicle than the GTI lol
__________________
College Yo
[Rally Revolution #7]
ASPECT Motorsports
Kevastator is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #4
Focus Fanatic
 
elsolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96835
Location: Long Beach, CA
What I Drive: 2003 dark shadow grey metallic ZX3

Posts: 2,365
Points 2,695, Level 31
Points: 2,695, Level: 31 Points: 2,695, Level: 31 Points: 2,695, Level: 31
Level Up 64% Completed
Level up: 64% Level up: 64% Level up: 64%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 17 elsolo Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
At least VW will sell us a two door.
elsolo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2012, 12:36 AM   #5
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 11,090
Points 19,801, Level 88
Points: 19,801, Level: 88 Points: 19,801, Level: 88 Points: 19,801, Level: 88
Level Up 91% Completed
Level up: 91% Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Forum Activity 18%
Activity: 18% Activity: 18% Activity: 18%
FF Reputation: 54 iminhell Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Quote:
Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
At least VW will sell us a two door.

This.
__________________
121,000 members and still no sponsored racing.
iminhell is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
thisisbenji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102558
Location: Wadsworth, IL
What I Drive: 2012 Red SE

Posts: 183
Points 674, Level 13
Points: 674, Level: 13 Points: 674, Level: 13 Points: 674, Level: 13
Level Up 48% Completed
Level up: 48% Level up: 48% Level up: 48%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 2 thisisbenji Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehubster View Post
ya that was pretty sweet. I love the ST its just to much!! the GTI is like 5,000 less then the ST. Great video though.
Being a Ford the ST will probably end up being cheaper at some point. Not exactly sure where you get the 5k figure from either.
__________________
2014 Focus ST2 | Race Red
2012 Focus SE Sport | Race Red | DCT | Steeda RSB - SOLD
thisisbenji is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #7
Bunneh Fanatic
 
mmmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Fan#: 39963
Location: King of Prussia, PA
What I Drive: 2008 United Gray VW Rabbit

Posts: 2,187
FF Reputation: 9 mmmoose Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'd really like to see them compare it to the VW .:R20. Although no matter what it's never going to be a fair comparison. The ST falls just in between the GTI and .:R when it comes to price and performance.
__________________
-Moose
mmmoose is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #8
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2007
Fan#: 47585
Location: Kaukauna, WI, United States
What I Drive: 07 silver ZX5 SES slushbox

Posts: 69
Points 458, Level 9
Points: 458, Level: 9 Points: 458, Level: 9 Points: 458, Level: 9
Level Up 16% Completed
Level up: 16% Level up: 16% Level up: 16%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 nuskool Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehubster View Post
ya that was pretty sweet. I love the ST its just to much!! the GTI is like 5,000 less then the ST. Great video though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by thisisbenji View Post
Being a Ford the ST will probably end up being cheaper at some point. Not exactly sure where you get the 5k figure from either.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmmoose View Post
I'd really like to see them compare it to the VW .:R20. Although no matter what it's never going to be a fair comparison. The ST falls just in between the GTI and .:R when it comes to price and performance.
I just went to the VW site and a new GTI is $23,9xx and the .:R is 33,9xx. And according to Edmunds The Focus ST starts @ 23,700. So any way you slice it the Ford is the better deal.
(The Ford site isn't as forthcoming with prices as they want you "build" the car you want and then get the price)

I just may need to consider one in a few years when I can afford a used one.

Oh and as far as HP, the Focus is right there with the .:R. The .:R being AWD likely has a little less at the wheels, but should handle better for the same reason.
nuskool is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1