COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s all-new Focus ST played a key role in the creation of Ken Block’s lastest video viral epic Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco.
Before Block filmed the flat-out footage in his Ford Fiesta (H.F.H.V), he took the Focus ST, on a scouting trip through San Francisco to plan the route.
In fact, the 252-horsepower (Europe 250 PS) Focus ST was used as Block’s everyday drive on location. The car was aggressively driven on the scout, and it was confronted with overwhelmingly steep streets, hairpin turns and the occasional trolley.
“The Focus ST was a lot of fun to rip around San Francisco in, especially with all of the torque on those hills. It’s nice to finally be able to drive the same hot-tuned Fords that Europe always gets, here in America,” said Block.
“The handling’s good in the ST, it’s definitely a fun, quick car that enjoys being driven hard. I’m actually eagerly awaiting mine to be delivered later this year.”
Block can be seen putting the Focus ST through its paces in the credits at the end of the video. Gymkhana 5 is the fifth installment of the award-winning viral video franchise and has attracted more than 13 millions views since it went live three days ago.
To view the clip, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus