Ford Focus ST estate driven in Russia
Matt Jones shows our hot hatch of the year around its new home…
Posted: 22 May 2013
Save for the ST's toothy exhaust note, the silence is total. I spot a dog standing in the middle of a field, completely stationary, staring meaningfully into a birch forest. It's very odd.
For our arses' sake, I've tethered cruising speed to about 50mph, and that's pushing things a bit - if I were in a more focused, stiffly sprung and lower hot hatch like the Megane RS, I'd have to take a third off our speed. For something so willing through corners, the ST rides impeccably.