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Ford’s 1.0-Litre Focus Sets Speed Records

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Ford’s new Focus equipped with a 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has set an impressive 16 World Speed Records. The new fuel efficient Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost arrives in Ireland this July and earned its tally of records at the recent Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) speed world records. The tests were over distances ranging from 1km to 4,104.7km. World Rally Championship driver Jari-Matti Latvala was among the drivers taking part at the CERAM test circuit in Mortefontaine, France. Commenting on the car Latvala said, “This little engine punches way above its weight when it comes to performance.” The highest average speed recorded was 191.056 km/h. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost Focus produces 125hp and returns a combined fuel consumption of just 5.0l/100km with CO2 emissions of 114g/km. Below is a list of all 16 records achieved.

 

RECORD AVERAGE SPEED
Standing start 1 kilometre 113.522 km/h
Standing start 1 mile 79.402 mph
Flying start 1 kilometre 176.168 km/h
Flying start 1 mile 108.548 mph
Highest average speed over 10 km 172.053 km/h
Highest average speed over 100 km 187.579 km/h
Highest average speed over 500 km 186.793 km/h
Highest average speed over 10 miles 110.237 mph
Highest average speed over 100 miles 118.412 mph
Highest average speed over 1 hour 191.056 km/h (118.716 mph)
Highest average speed over 1000 km 164.361 km/h
Highest average speed over 500 miles 102.656 mph
Highest average speed over 1000 miles 103.357 mph
Highest average speed over 6 hours 165.555 km/h (102.871 mph)
Highest average speed over 12 hours 166.784 km/h (103.634 mph)
Highest average speed over 24 hours 171.029 km/h (106.272 mph)