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I've been searching YouTube every day since these cars started hitting dealer lots, and now there's finally a real video up with a walk around and ride portion:


Thanks, Lasco Ford!
 

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I've been searching YouTube every day since these cars started hitting dealer lots, and now there's finally a real video up with a walk around and ride portion:

https://youtu.be/RmlvHM4zuqI

Thanks, Lasco Ford!
Fantastic video!!! Thank you for posting! :D:D:D I liked hearing some of the tech details such as engine cooling. That one looked really good in white.
 

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I was actually coming on to post this... but you beat me to the punch :) well done.

You can see a 0-60 at the 9:40 mark.
 

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I've been searching YouTube every day since these cars started hitting dealer lots, and now there's finally a real video up with a walk around and ride portion:

https://youtu.be/RmlvHM4zuqI

Thanks, Lasco Ford!
Nice find!

Seems in contrast to some of the early driving impressions on this forum. The whole "pushes you back in the seat" along with the "goosebumps" from how fast it was.

One last thing. One of my pet peeves is factual mistakes when doing a review. As a sales rep I would at least hope he would know what was standard. But alas, the Sony Premium Audio with 12 Speakers is not standard as he reported. It is part of the 401A upgrade package.
 

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Been long awaiting a video like this ! Love the black piano grill inserts though, great touch. Quite quiet in the cabin when he was hammering it from 15-60 lol
 

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Still can't get over the interior color. It may work for some, but Ford should give us at least one other interior color option.
 

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Quite quiet in the cabin when he was hammering it from 15-60 lol
I don't think it was in S mode (which turns off the active noise cancellation) when he did his acceleration run which may or may not have been full throttle.

Now how much "louder" it gets in S mode is still up in the air.
 

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I don't think it was in S mode (which turns off the active noise cancellation) when he did his acceleration run which may or may not have been full throttle.

Now how much "louder" it gets in S mode is still up in the air.
I looked at the video closely in HD and you can see that he has it in "D". Very cool to see Lasco offering the first video review of the car on the net- I travel near this dealers I often for work and am now very Impressed. Now I guess I'll need to stop in, meet the "goosebumps" dude and test drive one. Can't believe there are still no reviews online- it's absolutely bizarre.
 

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I looked at the video closely in HD and you can see that he has it in "D". Very cool to see Lasco offering the first video review of the car on the net- I travel near this dealers I often for work and am now very Impressed. Now I guess I'll need to stop in, meet the "goosebumps" dude and test drive one. Can't believe there are still no reviews online- it's absolutely bizarre.
Good catch.

I am beyond surprised as to why there are no reviews as well. No first drive videos, car mag reviews, etc. Some customers already took delivery. The Focus RS had a comparison test with an STI and Golf R long before it was released. I understand the Sport doesn't have the same cult following but we don't even have a "one pager" first drive impressions style article never mind a performance test.

Motortrend posted this back in May:

So I am assuming they had access to the Sport. Maybe there is some kind of embargo against publishing reviews?
 

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AFAIK the Sport that everyone had access to was for a short period of time and didn't have final ECU programming/etc. Ford was driving a few of them around the country and letting dealers and magazines have an hour or so at it.
 

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AFAIK the Sport that everyone had access to was for a short period of time and didn't have final ECU programming/etc. Ford was driving a few of them around the country and letting dealers and magazines have an hour or so at it.
So was there an embargo against the magazines publishing their initial impressions? They could have footnoted it was a prototype and not the final production version.
 

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I'm not really in the know on that, but not that I'm aware of.

I believe 'testers' (to use the term loosely since they were AFAIK only given a short period to get the feel of the car) and wouldn't have had time to instrument the cars to any real degree. I think part of the problem is lack of vehicles. They haven't been making these for very long and we know they've had a few (minor) problems getting them shipped out and into peoples/dealers hands.
 

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I'm not really in the know on that, but not that I'm aware of.

I believe 'testers' (to use the term loosely since they were AFAIK only given a short period to get the feel of the car) and wouldn't have had time to instrument the cars to any real degree. I think part of the problem is lack of vehicles. They haven't been making these for very long and we know they've had a few (minor) problems getting them shipped out and into peoples/dealers hands.
I recall there was an issue with headlight assembles. Your train of thought makes sense there.

I just assumed, if the Sport is going to look really good on paper, that Ford would want the car tested ASAP as its free advertising to boost sales.
 

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Good catch.

I am beyond surprised as to why there are no reviews as well. No first drive videos, car mag reviews, etc. Some customers already took delivery. The Focus RS had a comparison test with an STI and Golf R long before it was released. I understand the Sport doesn't have the same cult following but we don't even have a "one pager" first drive impressions style article never mind a performance test.

Motortrend posted this back in May: https://twitter.com/motortrend/status/730778431856594945

So I am assuming they had access to the Sport. Maybe there is some kind of embargo against publishing reviews?
All the reviewers (MotorTrend and others) at that event said there was a Sport present but they were not allowed to drive it, they only got to drive the standard models and hybrid. Not sure why.
 
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