Ford Focus ST estate driven in Russia
Matt Jones shows our hot hatch of the year around its new home…
Posted: 22 May 2013
This is communism in provocative quantities, and our lairy little fast Ford feels deeply inappropriate here. That said, it's the only place I've seen another hot hatch. And, by that, I mean a gently derelict Opel Kadett E with wonky GSi stickers.
I plot a circuitous route back to the city, taking as many roads as I can that aren't on the nav, the most impressive of which is punctuated with an eagle-headed archway flanked by a guard post. About a mile later, I conclude that both serve as a warning of the offensively potholed, rutted and tramlined strip of asphalt that barely qualifies as a road.