Formula Ford racer through London
TG suggested Ford make a road-legal version of its racer and let us drive it on real streets. They did…
Posted: 10 Dec 2012
But this particular three-pot has been supplemented by the race car's turbocharger, boosting power to a more-than-ample 210bhp. In a car weighing 515kg, that's good for a 0-60mph time well under four seconds - much depending on tyres and tarmac conditions - and a top speed around 160mph. Not bad for a litre of displacement, eh?
Problem is, I can't use any of that potential at the moment - at least not in a forward direction - as I am trapped in 30mph, traffic-strewn East Laandan. An hour-and-a-half of clanging from one speed bump to another, U-turning down half-known streets, and I finally pop up somewhere more familiar. Unfortunately it's nowhere near where I want to be, and pretty much the worst place in London to bring a car: Piccadilly Circus, the busiest fulcrum in the capital. But, hey, at least it's stopped raining.