Following its movie debut in the UK crime thriller The Sweeney, where the hot unmarked Focust ST was used by Flying Squad detectives Regan and Carter, Ford has unveiled a one-off version of the
five-door hot hatch with full law enforcement livery.
The one-off demonstrator has been developed and engineered at Ford Special Vehicle Preparations in Earls Colne, Essex.
Equipped as a compact traffic car, it meets the latest National Policing Improvement Agency standards for fast response vehicles inside and out. The light bar on the roof is all-LED, and the dashboard is fitted with a mobile data terminal and screen to illustrate the Focus ST’s versatility for multi-role police use.
Terry Adams, Ford’s Direct Sales Manager for Police, Fire & Ambulance, commented: “With the Ford Focus ST being seen so publicly on cinema screens nationwide, the timing for this ‘official’ version couldn’t be better. At the NAPFM show we displayed the car’s crime-fighting talents to police transport managers and took bookings for demonstrations.”
The all-new Ford Focus ST is powered by a 247bhp 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine, that enables it to accelerae from 0-62 mph in 6.5 seconds, while the top speed is 154 mph. The hatchback is priced from £21,995 with the estate costing from £23,095.