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1999 Ford *Freedom* Mondeo ST200


Gets crazier when you realize the entire Aston V12 family was born out of a Ford engine to begin with. Particularly one found on the back of this;

So basically the Contour SVT has a mild half of an Indigo engine. Never thought I’d tie the two together like this…
Ford may have mismanaged Aston Martin, but they gave them decades-worth of great engines. Thanks, 'Murica!


It’s amazing how similar yet how different it is to the EU spec.

It’s good to see they have a cult following overseas :stuck_out_tongue:


Suspension is getting sorted.



Its subtle, I like it.


I have an upcoming track day! June 17th (Fathers day) Looking forward to it, and I should even have go-pro footage this time.


What happened to the ST wheels?


They were too heavy, and I was able to sell them with the tires I put on them for a profit.


There will be Video evidence this time!


Processing video.

@Der_Bayer is that a Z3, or Z4 behind? I let him by, but would catch him on the high speed turns.


Z3 :slight_smile:


On-board for Session 3, fastest lap time for me of 1:50.228


So, with the last outing, I discovered quickly with the improved suspension and brakes, the 205/55 tires were starting to be more of a limiting factor, to boot that they are plain street rubber, and nothing fancy.

I was going to save up for a set of wheels by Team Dynamics, but stumbled across a deal I couldn’t let pass by.

I found a full set of 2005 SVT Focus wheels for just 50$, the 6-spoke 17" wheels are only 1lb heavier than the Contours E1 16" wheels. So I hopped on them, and will be shoding them in ‘track use’ rubber.

While the appeal of 16lb 17"x7.5" sounds great, at a cost delta of $800 USD, and I am not playing at a competitive level, I’ll do this instead.