Across America in the Ford Focus ST
It's one of TG magazine's greatest ever adventures: coast to coast across the US in the hot Ford. In five days...
Posted: 10 Oct 2013
Next morning, after four hours of sleep, and Missouri was better. It had some landscape – not great landscape, but landscape nonetheless – and proper dual carriageway with a 65mph limit.
Our first bit of proper two-lane tarmac of the States highlighted what a brilliant all-rounder the ST is: mellow and easy-going as cocktail-lounge jazz when you’re cruising, but full-banzai when you wind it up. The steering, particularly, is immaculately judged, strong to self-centre on highways, but sharp and feelsome in the corners, barely two turns from lock to lock.