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Jaguar XFR & Focus ST play Sweeney at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Fri, 16 Mar 2012

The Focus ST & Jaguar XFR play Sweeney at Goodwood FoS

The new Ford Focus ST and the 2012 Jaguar XFR are to take to the Goodwood hillclimb to recreate the Sweeney car chase.

It’s been the ‘launch’ of the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, so we’ve has bits of information floating in, like the Mercedes cars- ancient and modern – making an outing, the new Bentley V8 blatting up the hillclimb and the Jaguar XFR getting the prize for the ‘Most Spirited Getaway’ at the start of the hillclimb.

But one little outing caught our eye – the re-creation of the scenes from the new Sweeney film with the Jaguar XFR and the new Focus ST.

Throughout the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend (29th June to 1st July) stunt drivers will be taking the Focus ST and the XFR up the Goodwood hillclimb in a display of cinematic chase craft to thrill and delight Goodwood’s visiting throng – and to garner a bit of publicity.

The publicity is for the new Sweeney film which hits cinemas in September, and for the Focus ST. The Jaguar XFR is a bit of a passenger on this one and there to make up the numbers as the publicity machine from Ford gets the Focus ST front and centre.

And the Sweeney – with Ray Winstone and Plan B – will get another high-profile outing to go with the one it had on Top Gear recently.

But a PR exercise or not, it’ll be worth the watch

By Cars UK