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Fast Ford

April 2020

Featuring performance-tuned road and track cars, product news, buying guides, technical advice, engine tuning, plus a massive section of Fords for sale, it provides a complete guide to the modified Ford scene for the first-time Ford buyer through to the full-on Ford fanatic.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome to the april issue!

There's always one particular car that helps shape your motoring persuasions. You may not even realise it at the time, but certain cars have a habit of triggering something deep in the back of your brain that will unknowingly affect your future feelings towards cars, and ultimately have a huge influence over which car you drive. For me, it was my dad's mate's Sierra RS500 Cosworth. I saw it as a kid and it clearly triggered something that attracted me towards the Blue Oval. Although, it was probably a Sapphire Cosworth that really hammered things home. By rights I should have fallen into the Impreza/Evo/Skyline crowds that were doing the rounds while the nation was gripped by Fast & Furious fever. But, for me, the thought of an 'ordinary' looking four-door…

7 min.
spoil sport

Ruined. It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in the modified car scene. We often find enthusiasts split into two disparate camps: those who are keen to modify and alter their machines, to personalise them in order to create something unique; and those who want to maintain and preserve, to trap their cars in amber and leave them as a legacy for the ages. Both approaches have boundless merit, of course. The trouble is, the two factions often don’t seem to like one another very much. In fact, they can get quite uppity about any perceived behavioural faux pas – so when onlookers find themselves observing a box-fresh Mk3 Focus RS on air-ride, that heavily-weighted term ‘ruined’ can rear its grumpy head with gusto. Still, screw that, eh? You only…

1 min.
tech spec

MK3 FOCUS RS ENGINE 2.3-litre EcoBoost RS, full Scorpion exhaust system with decat, Airtec intercooler, Auto Specialists hard pipe boost kit, Auto Specialists induction kit with K&N filter, Radium catch can, Radium baffle plate, Turbosmart recirc valve, mountune sound suppression, Paintmodz engine covers, Dark Ice bonnet struts, Revo Stage 2 map by Demon Performance, TRS Performance overrun map, J9 Performance PTU brace POWER 440bhp (owner’s estimate) TRANSMISSION Factory six-speed manual with torque-vectoring AWD SUSPENSION Air Lift Performance bags and struts, AccuAir management BRAKES OE front Brembos, colour-matched callipers WHEELS & TYRES 18in Compomotive MO6 wheels, 255/35x18 Nankang NS-2R tyres EXTERIOR Triple R Composites lowline kit, camo wrap by Blueprint, custom headlights, tinted lights, RS puddle lights, J9 Performance window vents INTERIOR RS Recaros, Plush Automotive boot build…

5 min.

STEEDA NEEDS YOU TO DESIGN ITS PROJECT FIESTA’S LIVERY! Steeda is a name that’s been closely associated with Ford tuning for over thirty years, and we’ve been keeping a close eye on their latest project – because a tweaked ST180 is right up our street! And now Steeda has announced a competition where you can design a fresh new wrap for the demo car. The build already has a very strong base, with the Fiesta having been fitted with a choice selection of street mods: Eibach springs, OZ Racing Sparco Trofeo wheels, Custom Performance Engineering intake and cat-back exhaust system… and of course a whole host of Steeda parts, including the rear strut tower brace, rear engine mount and cue-ball gearknob. And the next phase of the project could be in…

6 min.
new stuff

DIRENZA FIESTA MK7 ST ENGINE MOUNTS £129.99 (nearside), £139.99 (offside) Direnza has put a lot of research and development time into these new engine mounts for the Mk7 Fiesta ST, describing them as ‘a revolution’. CAD-designed and fastidiously refined, these units are made from aircraft-grade aluminium with super-stiff red polybushings, dramatically increasing the strength of the connection between engine and chassis, and significantly reducing the motor’s movement under load and during hard cornering. The result is improved response to both throttle input and turn-in. And as well as fitting the ST180 and ST200, these will also work with 1.0 and 1.6 EcoBoost models. www.direnza.co.uk AUTOGLYM RAPID DETAILER £11.30 Autoglym’s Rapid Detailer is a product which has a pretty simple aim in life: to sort out dusty, dirty, streaky or watermarked paint with the minimum of fuss. And…

1 min.
show dates 2020

APRIL APRIL 5TH SQUIRES FORDMEET Squires Café, North Yorkshire www.facebook.com/groups/fordmeet APRIL 25TH PURE FORD Castle Combe, Wiltshire www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/shows/ pure-ford MAY MAY 3RD SIMPLY FORD Beaulieu National Motor Museum www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-ford MAY 3RD FULL ON FORD Crail Raceway, Crail, Scotland www.crailraceway.co.uk/wp/events MAY 10TH FIESTA IN THE PARK Woodgreen Animal Shelter, Cambridge www.facebook.com/groups/49805557115 MAY 16-17TH IOW TAKEOVER Royal County Showground, IOW www.iowtakeover.co.uk MAY 17TH SCOTTISH FORD LIVE Knockhill, Scotland www.knockhill.com/events/ford-live-2020 JUNE JUNE 7TH CLASSIC FORD SHOW Mallory Park, Leicestershire www.classicsworld.co.uk/classic-ford-show JUNE 14TH CORTINA DAY & WYE FORDS Monmouthshire Showground, Monmouth www.tfc.org.uk JUNE 20TH RALLY DAY Castle Combe, Wiltshire www.rallyday.com JUNE 28TH FORD NATIONALS British Motor Museum, Gaydon www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk JULY JULY 5TH THE FORD SHOW Santa Pod Raceway, Northants www.fordshow.co.uk JULY 11TH RS COMBE Castle Combe, Wiltshire www.rscombe.com JULY 19TH TRAX DONINGTON Donington Park, Derbyshire www.fastcar.co.uk/trax-donington JULY 19TH KENT'S ALL-FORD SHOW Aylesford Priory, Aylesford www.kentsallfordshow.co.uk AUGUST AUGUST 9TH FORD FAIR Silverstone, Northants www.fastcar.co.uk/ford-fair AUGUST 30TH RSOC NATIONAL DAY Donington Park, Derbyshire www.rsownersclub.co.uk SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 13TH EUROPEAN FORD EVENT Raceway Venray, Netherlands www.europeanfordevent.nl SEPTEMBER 26-27TH FORD FEST Sywell Aerodrome, Northants www.livepromotions.co.uk/cars OCTOBER OCTOBER 4TH TRAX SILVERSTONE Silverstone, Northants www.fastcar.co.uk/trax-silverstone…