Ford Focus ST Challenge Eligible Cars: 2013 Ford Focus ST 2006 Ford Focus ST The Ford Focus ST has received high marks from car guys around the world. Though we have missed out on all previous versions of the ST here in the United States, the current version now on sale here is superb. But which one is better? Top Gear reviewed the 2013 Focus ST saying, "The Focus ST drives with real poise and grace, delivering the agility of a supermini hot hatch but with the extra composure of something that bit bigger. It’ll both wag its tail if you lift off mid-corner yet also ride with firm, controlled comfort too." In a similar review of the 2006 Focus ST, Top Gear said, "The torque it chucks out is immense. Any gear, any revs, any prod on the throttle, you get a deep bellow and a very, very satisfying surge. Oooooh." Love for these cars in the real world is one thing, but how did PD do with them in GT6? Did they capture the essence of these cars as described by reviewers around the world? Or did they slap on the typical PD ill handling FF template and push them out in the game never having driven one or having read a single review? Which one will be more popular in this challenge? Track: London Reverse 1.19 miles The rationale for this track selection was to find something tight and twisty. The Ford Focus ST is said to have go kart like handling, so lets test it out. If you would like to grind for cash while you tune for this event, try the National B licence, City Trial: Race 3. Or you could use the current seasonal at London. Neither of these events uses the reverse version of London, but initial tuning can be done in the normal direction and fine tuning on the reverse circuit. Allowed Parts: 450 PP Comfort Soft Tires Rims Standard Size only Six Speed Transmission non-adjustable (must be fitted last, after all power upgrades) Front Aero Kit allowed Fully Customizable Suspension Racing Brakes allowed Fully Customizable LSD allowed Clutch & Flywheel upgrades allowed All Power Upgrades Allowed Power limiting 90% or above Full Weight Reduction allowed Full Ballast allowed Banned Parts: No Oil Changes No Body Rigidity No Engine Overhaul No Wings or Flat Floors No Nitrous Oxide Scoring: Lap time and driver’s choice as separate podiums. See scoring points method in post #7. Deadlines: Tunes are due Tuesday, September 30th at midnight, wherever midnight is in your part of the planet. I tend to wake up around 6:30 am Eastern Standard Time so pretty much have your tune posted before I get to the computer on Wednesday morning. Test driver results are due Sunday, October 12th at midnight, wherever midnight is in your part of the planet. Testing is to be done in time trial mode using ABS 1 and grip reduction set to real. Please post your results and feedback within this forum.