News: MOUNTUNE POWER KITS UNLEASH NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE FOR FOCUS RS

Big news for the inhabitants of Essex as Ford have confirmed to MotorMartin that the performance of the Ford Focus RS can now be let loose with two new upgrade packages from mountune, the m400R and m400X. Each brings the exhilarating RS to a new level of performance, delivering substantially more torque and power to… Read More News: MOUNTUNE POWER KITS UNLEASH NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE FOR FOCUS RS

News: HONDA CIVIC IS TRIUMPHANT AT THE CCT100 AWARDS

Honda UK have shared with MotorMartin recently the news that they are celebrating another successful year at the Company Car Today Top 100 (CCT100) Awards, with their Civic achieving first place in the ‘Lower Medium Car of the Year’ category, for the second year running. For those that don’t know, the CCT100 is a definitive… Read More News: HONDA CIVIC IS TRIUMPHANT AT THE CCT100 AWARDS

News: MOUNTUNE LAUNCHES ALL NEW POWER UPGRADE KIT FOR FOCUS ST DIESEL

God bless the mean streets of Essex I say. Growing up in Chipping Ongar and completing secondary school at Brentwood County High gives you an insight into the mindset enjoyed by fast Ford fans worldwide. And now, out in the car park of MotorMartin Towers, is our own #MotorMartinClassics 1999 Ford Cougar 2.5 Automatic, a… Read More News: MOUNTUNE LAUNCHES ALL NEW POWER UPGRADE KIT FOR FOCUS ST DIESEL

News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING

After discussions up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers regarding the importance of the Ford Focus to UK buyers it has been decided to publish the following news from Ford in full. Enjoy: The all-new Ford Focus has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP – one… Read More News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING

News: FORD FOCUS RS BOWS OUT WITH JUST 50 EXAMPLES OF HERITAGE EDITION FOR UK MARKET

Important news Fast Ford fans as Ford UK have announced to MotorMartin a limited run of 50 Heritage Edition Focus RS models, exclusive to the UK market, before production stops altogether on 6th April 2018. Following the announcement of the “RS Red Edition” in December, just 50 RS Heritage Edition models will be produced in… Read More News: FORD FOCUS RS BOWS OUT WITH JUST 50 EXAMPLES OF HERITAGE EDITION FOR UK MARKET

News: FROM DOT-COM TO DOT-GONE – WHY THE CARS WE GREW UP WITH IN THE 1990s ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION

As regular readers will already know, MotorMartin loves a classic and preferably from the late 80s onwards which means that the following news regarding Blind Date, Nokia reissues and a Tamagotchi revival – means that it’s clear that the 1990s are back with a bang. The bad news though is that the cars that got… Read More News: FROM DOT-COM TO DOT-GONE – WHY THE CARS WE GREW UP WITH IN THE 1990s ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION

News: FORD INTRODUCES FOCUS RS EDITION TO DELIVER EVEN MORE FUN

There has been much excitement up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers ever since rumours started about a new Focus RS and the direction that it may take, from complete flights of fancy through to a subtle refreshment of the truly stunning original.  And so here we are with Ford confirming to MotorMartin that… Read More News: FORD INTRODUCES FOCUS RS EDITION TO DELIVER EVEN MORE FUN

News: LOW MILEAGE LOTS LINE-UP AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE

We love a classic car auction up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, especially when those classics are a little newer than most and so the following news that for modern classic performance icons, with exceptionally low mileage, are set to thrill sports car enthusiasts when offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at… Read More News: LOW MILEAGE LOTS LINE-UP AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE

News: FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES FORD FOCUS RS RX DEVELOPMENT VIDEO SERIES

If ever a car could be described as boring or plain then the Ford Focus RS RX is certainly not the one. Outrageous, extraordinary, incredible, all of these adjectives can most definitely be attributed to the Focus and now, just in case, Ford have given the RS across to their performance department to make absolutely… Read More News: FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES FORD FOCUS RS RX DEVELOPMENT VIDEO SERIES

News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE

20,000,000, that’s a heck of a large number and yet rather incredibly, Ford’s Bridgend Engine Plant (BEP) in Wales has just built its 20-millionth engine, 37 years after the first engine was built in September 1979.  Linda Cash, vice president of Manufacturing, Ford of Europe joined Bridgend Engine Plant manager, Ian Pearson, in marking the… Read More News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE

News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS PIONEERS INNOVATIVE AWD AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTIMATE DRIVING ENJOYMENT Part 2

In a continuation from http://motormartin.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/news-all-new-ford-focus-rs-pioneers-innovative-awd-and-performance-technologies-for-ultimate-driving-enjoyment-part-1/ we open Part 2 with Ford sharing with MotorMartin a little more of the technology present in the all new RS Focus. Advanced performance technologies Ford have spent a long time making sure that the Focus RS offers advanced performance and driver assistance technologies to help ensure that its extreme… Read More News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS PIONEERS INNOVATIVE AWD AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTIMATE DRIVING ENJOYMENT Part 2

News: FORD REVEALS ALL-NEW FOCUS RS SPRINTS TO 62MPH IN 4.7 SECONDS AND HITS 165MPH

Exciting news on the future of the new Ford Focus RS was shared with the automotive press and public in Frankfurt, Germany, 16 September, 2015 –  where it was announced that the all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, making the high-performance hatchback the fastest accelerating RS model ever. The Focus RS will… Read More News: FORD REVEALS ALL-NEW FOCUS RS SPRINTS TO 62MPH IN 4.7 SECONDS AND HITS 165MPH