On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 20:55:55 +0200, Michael Heiming
:>In alt.autos.ford.focus me/2 <email@example.com>:
:>> On Mon, 10 Oct 2005 18:06:46 GMT, "Ed" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
:>> :>"EZM" <email@example.com> wrote in message
:>> :>> how do i get my car to go faster then 110
:>> :>> if my car top speed is 140
:>> :>If you have a Focus your top speed is nowhere close to 140 assuming we are
:>> :>talking about MPH. You'd need about 200hp at the wheels to see 140 mph in a
:>> Not completely true. :-) The SVT Focus is good for 135-140 MPH per
:>> SVT. Mine has seen 125+ MPH on the track before running out of
:>> straightaway. That's with 170 HP at the engine and around 145-150 HP
:>> on the ground.
:>Did test this only twice and got about 132mph according to GPS
:>out of my 2l Zetec, or 7mph more then the registration says. The
:>SVT should do of course better. You need an halfway empty and dry
:>highway, then you can watch the fuel gauge fall.;( One has to
:>keep much care, others just don't expect a Focus this fast,
:>presumingly because the 2l engine is sold quite rare over here.
It's just the opposite on this side of the pond. Every US Focus has
had either the 2.0 SPI, 2.0 Zetec, 2.0 Duratec or 2.3 Duratec.
As for top speed, as I noted in another message, the SVTF is
aerodynamically speed limited to around 135-140 MPH in factory stock
form. This info is from SVT. I'm sure they're a bit conservative in
their numbers. I suspect that under the right conditions it wouldn't
be too difficult to peg the 160 MPH speedo. I know of modified SVTFs
that have done it easily.