Ford is bringing the good stuff to Goodwood
Over 2,500 hp in total and a Ford GT. What's not to like?
Car makers are doing what they can to tread through the minefield of cancelled events and financial turmoil. Most car shows were cancelled but some are still on. The UK hosted two classic car concourse-style events in August and September, the Mille Miglia is still on, and so is a classic car show in Padua and another car show in Milan, both happening later this month. Then there's GoodWood, which is technically happening but only behind closed doors.
The event, set to take place from October 16-18, is going to be streamed live for a global audience and Ford Performance is bringing the good stuff: the 2020 Puma ST, the all-electric Mustang Mach‑E 1400 1 and the Ford Fiesta ERX. Don't worry if electricity is not your thing because they're also bringing the Ford GT.
The new Puma ST is the first Ford Performance SUV in Europe, coming in with a plethora of technical solutions ranging from a new, tailor made limited-slip diff to (patented) force vectoring springs. It uses a 200-hp 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine and it runs on specially-developed Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres. Ford say the ST can accelerate from 0-60 in 6.7 seconds. And the best part about it? It's available in what they call - I'm not making this up - MEAN GREEN paint.
Then there's the Mustang Mach-E 1400, arguably the star of the show, an all-electric performance car developed in partnership with RTR Vehicles. The Mach-E 1400 is powered by seven (!) motors for a combined power output of 1,419 PS and it's capable of generating 1,000 kg of downforce at 160 mph.
Lastly, we have to talk about the STARD Ford Fiesta ERX, which is going to be competing in the Drift category. The ERX is an all-electric rallycross car based on the standard Fiesta ST and developed in partnership with racing specialists STARD to meet the FIA WRC ERX criteria.
The power-to-weight is insane, even though it's electric, and it's equipped with three electric motors putting out 600 hp and 737 torques, good enough for a top speed of 149 mph and a 0-60 time of just 1.8 seconds. Mental.