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Let the former Stig show you the Focus RS drive modes

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Former Stig Ben Collins gets behind the wheel of the 2016 Ford Focus RS to explain its four driving modes, including the exciting Drift setting.

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Let the former Stig show you the Focus RS drive modes originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Former Stig names Ford Mustang the best stunt car [w/video]

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Ben Collins, best known for his previous role as The Stig on Top Gear, has named the Ford Mustang the best stunt car on the set during the filming of his new movie.

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Former Stig names Ford Mustang the best stunt car [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ford pits The Stig against Gran Turismo 6 in Focus ST Goodwood run

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Ford Focus ST Goodwood

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world great automotive gatherings. So, it was the perfect event for Ford to give the refreshed 2015 Focus ST its world debut in front of a loving public. It even surprised us with a new diesel-powered version, as well.

The Blue Oval really put its focus on making the ST a better driver for this refresh. It left its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder alone to still pump out a respectable 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The changes like a retuned front suspension, electric power steering and improved interior made the hot hatch an even better place to spend time behind the wheel.

To prove that the Focus ST is still as potent as ever, Ford set up a one-on-one race up the Goodwood Hill. But instead of putting the two cars side-by-side, former Stig from Top Gear UK, Ben Collins, piloted the real model up the course, and his rival drove the virtual version in Gran Turismo 6. The two hot hatches set off at the same time to see whether reality could beat the virtual world, and the finish was actually extremely close. Scroll down to watch the video and find out the winner of this battle at Goodwood.

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Ford pits The Stig against Gran Turismo 6 in Focus ST Goodwood run originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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