Every automotive enthusiast’s favorite YouTube series is back for another episode of James May’s ‘Unpimp My Ride.’
The car ‘tweaked’ by The Grand Tour host in this episode of Unpimp My Ride is a Ford Mondeo ST200 which just so happens to be owned by someone from Drive Tribe.
The Mondeo ST200 in question is a first-generation example and while it may not (yet) be as desirable as some other fast Fords, it could become quite a good investment in the years to come. However, this particular Mondeo ST200 has one modification which is a little too much for May; a sticker of the Nurburgring.
The British journalist is an outspoken critic of the famous German racetrack and for years, has expressed his disdain for vehicles tested there. Fortunately, removing the Nurburgring decal from this Mondeo ST200 only took a couple of minutes, even if it came off in small sections rather than one single piece.
Powering the mid-size sports sedan is a 2.5-liter Duratec V6 engine producing just over 200 hp when new, but coaxed up to 305 hp in British Touring Car Championship guise. While the Mondeo ST200 is front-wheel drive, it does accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a respectable 7.7 seconds and will continue through to 151 mph (243 km/h).
With the removal of the Nurburgring sticker, we think this Mondeo prove to be a touch faster than ever before…