Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The Sweeney Gets a New Motoring Star

If you're a young driver the likelihood is you may not have heard of The Sweeney - a 70s cop show based in and around the streets of London.

Well the likelihood is that your parents (at least your Dad) could be rejoicing to hear that it's about to make a come-back - via the big screen.

The show is famous for the illustrious Ford Capri car that Regan and Carter (the two protagonists) used to chase crooks.

Unfortunately the Ford Capri is a little old now and is actually no longer in production anyway. As a result film-maker Nick Love has had to turn to the next closest thing... the Ford Focus ST.

Commenting on his choice of car Mr Love said:

"It was important for me to collaborate with Ford on The Sweeney as their legacy with the original TV show is so strong - they're the perfect partner. I like the Ford Focus ST so much, I want one!"

The Jaguar XFR is also to make an appearance in the film; however, it's to be a getaway car used by said criminals.

So it should be interesting... a Jaguar XFR against... a Ford Focus ST.

Let's put this in perspective a minute:

• A 5 litre V8 Supercharged car versus a 2 litre I4 turbocharged car - in the real world which one do you think would win? Need a clue – check out the next point.

• The Jaguar XFR does 0 – 60mph in 4.5 seconds. The Ford Focus ST does 0 – 60mph in 6.5 seconds.

• The XFR has a top speed of 174mph – the Focus ST has a top speed of 152mph.

• According to car retailers you're looking at almost £22K for a Focus ST... for a Jaguar XFR you're looking at around £65K.

I’m not trying to put the Focus ST down by any means… but comparing it to the Jaguar XFR is a bit like comparing a nippy little moped to a motorbike.

But this is the movies... and anything is possible - apparently!

Here at iKube we don't recommend young drivers to shell out for a sporty car like a Ford Focus ST as you may find the cost of your young driver insurance is far higher than if you opted for a smaller model - such as a Ford KA or Fiesta. If you're looking for your first car check out our car buyers guide.

Source: http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/news/sweeney-focus-st-premiere-tonight-091218618.html