Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost Sets 16 World Records

Ford's new 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbo-petrol Focus and a team of eight French motoring journalist drivers led by Works Ford Rally Team driver Jari-Matti Latvala have just set no less than 16 World Speed records in a 48 hour period at the Ceram test circuit in Mortefontaine, France.

The team of drivers selected three random stock Ford cars for sale from the production line at the Ford factory at Saarlouis in Germany. The cars were taken to the Ceram test circuit in France and run under the supervision of Fédération Française du Sport Automobile stewards over a 48 hour period, almost non-stop.

All three of the Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost models set the ‘sub-1.0-litre class' world records for recorded times covering one mile from a standing and flying start and for highest average speeds recorded over distances from 10km (6.21 miles) to 4,104.7km (2,550.5 miles). The three cars also set highest average speed records over timed sessions lasting one, six, 12 and 24 hours. The Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost's highest average speed recorded was 118.7mph during the setting of the world record for the highest average speed over one hour.

So, if you are searching for a new car head straight to your local Ford car dealers and look at one of the new record breaking Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost models.