Ford Focus ST estate driven in Russia
Matt Jones shows our hot hatch of the year around its new home…
Posted: 22 May 2013
However much I drive it, and however much I'm standing in a car park with some people from the Russian Hot Hatch Club, I get the nagging feeling that owning the ST and its kind here requires some dedication. So it's with some surprise that I find myself being berated for having "wrong car - nobody will know you can race" by a surly man hovering around a Seat Leon.
In fact, only one of the RHHC seems to like the wagon - a man called Nick who's the owner of the second-best car here, the Megane RS. "It is a grey mouse. That's what we call a fast car that looks slow in Russia. You can take all your things to your weekend house, then go racing." Quite.