Ford has turned one of Europe’s largest salt mines into a race track for the “charged” hatchback Fiesta ST. The arrival roller is published on the YouTube channel of the European manufacturer division.
The exact location of the mine does not call Ford. It is specified that it is located at a depth of 400 meters under the ground, where more than 60 kilometers of tunnels have already been dug. They always have the same temperature – plus 16 degrees Celsius. At the same time, due to strict security requirements, the number of people in the crew had to be reduced to a minimum. Filming the video took three days.
At the helm of the hot-hatchet is the pilot of the World Rally Championship Elfin Evans. According to him, to ride the salt, according to the sensations, was almost the same as on gravel. And on the road tires on such a coating was very slippery.
The hatchback Fiesta ST is equipped with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine EcoBoost. He gives out 200 forces and works in pairs only with a six-speed manual transmission. To 100 km/h car accelerate in 6.7 seconds. The hot-hatchet has a system of driving modes that changes the response to the gas pressure and steering settings. The stabilization system can be turned off completely.