James May Unpimps His Ford Mondeo ST200 The Way He Only Knows How

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.

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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…


  • Bash

    I’m 99% sure that he have chosen that shirt to match the car.

  • SgtBeavis


  • Tabs Luther

    I still miss the sound of my Contour SVT 🙁

    • Rocket

      Same here. I do not miss the massive torque steer, however.

  • Tom

    It’s not his.

  • Harry_Wild

    James May could sell his Mondeo for above retail and get it because he is an A list car celebrity! But he does not have to since he does not need the dough!

  • Robert

    Jeepers!… James its time for a haircut buddy, you’re looking like a ugly old British woman now.

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