Also sure to fly up the hill will be the new Mustang GT4, the turnkey race car unveiled late last year to take part in GT4 racing around the world. Powered by a 5.2-litre V8 and based on Shelby GT350R-C, the ‘Stang GT4 aims to offer privateer racers a more affordable package in the professional/amateur class. It will be showing what it can do at FoS in the hands of Ford/Ganassi team driver Billy Johnson.
There will be more Mustang action in the form of the RTR version, expertly steered by drift star Vaughn Gittin Jr, in the new-for-2017 drift competition.
Real-world Ford fans aren’t left out with the UK debut of the new Fiesta, though alas not yet in new ST200 form for which we will have to wait until next year – no hardship perhaps since the current ST200 Fiesta continues to win driver’s choice awards. The sporting emphasis continues on the Ford pavilion with Ford Performance-inspired ST Line versions of Focus, Kuga, Mondeo – and, for the fist time, an ST Line S-Max family wagon.