Fast Ford - - Event Report -

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!

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