Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO
the ford ST won every single performance benchmark against the GTI and MS3
The focus swept them all...It was the fastest, stopped the shortest, turned the hardest (.96g skidpad thanks to those awesome tires)
I do not consider the GTI or the MS3 a competitor to this car. I consider the WRX and Golf R a competitor. Even the STI must take notice, as in some ways this car is its better.
They're showing some of the worst figures for the MS3 I've seen. 14.7 in the 1/4?
The Focus ran a 14.6 in their test. The MS3 frequently tests quite a bit faster than that. It was also only .5 mph faster than the MS3 on the slalom with 235/40R-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 vs 225/40R-18 Dunlop SP Sport 2050 on the MS3.
It being a competitor to the WRX and not the MS3 or GTI is quite a stretch considering that even with their suspect testing of the MS3 it's only .1 ahead of the MS3 in the 1/4 and .5mph on the slalom