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Old 01-25-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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World's Fastest FWD Focus. 8.53 1/4

I thought what Zeeco did with the Zetec was pretty awesome when they went 10.19 at like 144 or something and said they had the fastest FWD Focus in the world last year, but this guy, Shaun Carlson, built a drag focus way back in 2000 and ran 8.53.

Here's an article on the focus before he made that pass with some info about it. Pretty cool read.

http://www.superstreetonline.com/fea...focus_racecar/


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Old 01-25-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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It was bad ass but not a focus, had a zetec engine though. Guy past away, unfortunately, but he had great vision in FWD.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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"Technically" not a focus, but it had a modified focus body and is known as the Meguiar's focus so I'm calling it a focus.
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It had a shell of a focus.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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Yep,the good 'ol days;it's nice to see people posting some significant cars from the evolution of import/sport compact drag racing. I have a bunch of the old Sport Compact and Turbo magazines and several had features on Carlson and several of his cars.
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It had a shell of a focus.
Correction, it had a fiberglass shell that sort of looked like a focus. From what I understand, the only thing it had that was "focus" was the block itself.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #7
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i consider it the fastest focus in the world but not the fastest street legal focus. i dont consider something like that counting. a stock focus that is gutted with a roll cage with a really powerful motor on slicks i would say counts so long as it can have some street tires thrown on it and it can then "pass" inspection.

no doubt that was a badass car but i say it doesnt really count. something like this is what i would consider the fastest focus in the world if only it was a focus instead of a fiesta with a zetec.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDhTtLct6_M

that same car has gone faster since but i think this video was the fastest he went before going to a full fiberglass body and throwing drag bars on the back. i think at that point it starts blurring the line of my counting and not counting rule. actually now that i look at it im not sure if its a fiberglass body or not.

he has a rwd zetec powered full on drag car that i think he is going to start running this year. video of it from last october testing at the track. apparently this thing is going to rev like a sonofabitch because it is LIMITED to 8000rpm and he was being easy with it just to see what it was going to do. this one will get in the 8s easily and dare i say it might get close to 7s if my gut is right. it looks NAAASTY.
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From the sounds of the article it was a carbon fiber body. I don't care if it was street legal or not, its a drag ford focus and did an 8 second pass. Fastest FWD focus. Lol there's a different record for fastest "street legal" focus. The fastest zetec and mtx75 powered focus is Zeeco's 10.09. Their rwd zetec focus does 9's as well. I'm not sure if their FWD focus is street legal or not as they built it to drag.

If the rwd focus focusmaniac posted slides into the 8's, Zeeco will have something up their sleeve to push their rwd even faster.

Last edited by gimmemoreboost; 01-25-2013 at 04:56 PM. Reason: EDIT: I mixed up Zeeco (10.09) and some other focus (10.19)...lol
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That car made around 1000hp which is pretty damn good. But I think I see what I'm doing wrong, I need titanium everything and 8 injectors. Lol.
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That car made around 1000hp which is pretty damn good. But I think I see what I'm doing wrong, I need titanium everything and 8 injectors. Lol.
Exactly. Lol
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