FIESTA MK6 DAVE REED
Dave’s bright blue Fiesta caught our eye in the fire- up lane on Saturday evening, and after witnessing this incredible widearch, rear-wheel- drive monster launch off the start line and run an impressive 11-second run, we just had to find him on the Sunday for a proper catch- up and find out some more about his feisty Fiesta.
When we did catch up with him, Dave was busy playing around with the mapping and launch settings to continue bettering those ETs, so it fell to his dad, Dave Snr, to tell us more about the car. “We’ve only just finished building it,” he informs us, “this is the car’s first time out really, and we’ve already run an 11-second time at 140mph – on the car’s third ever run! So there’s definite room for improvement, which is what Dave is playing around with on the laptop now.”
The key to such impressive times is not just the phenomenal power this Fiesta produces – a whopping 740bhp (690hp at the rear wheels!) from a Julian Godfreybuilt 2.4- litre Cossie YB – but the combination of ferocious power with a seriously well- prepared chassis too. In this case it’s a custombuilt drag chassis by Webster Race Engineering (deliberately left- hand drive to put the driver’s weight on the correct side of the car to combat the rotational forces applied to car when all that torque is transmitted through the car at the launch), but Dave has deliberately kept things street legal as he hopes to compete in the Street Eliminator series next year. Once the car is fully dialled in, Dave is hoping for 9-second passes at over 150mph. Keep an eye out for a full feature in a future issue.
The Fiesta is LHD to put the driver’s weight in the right place for the ideal launch Julian Godfreybuilt Cossie YB was dyno’d at 740bhp!