Ford has released a new version of its 2008 Focus ST performance hatch developed by its in-house tuner TeamRS and plan to launch the car in a limited run in the UK from next month onwards. The TeamRS version benefits from new exterior and interior styling changes introduced across the rest of the Focus lineup earlier this year as well as unique aero parts and decals.

The car is now available with a range of options including a tire pressure monitoring system, external audio connectivity, voice control and satnav. Three trim levels remain, the ST, ST-2 and top end ST-3. Standard features include 18in alloy wheels, Recaro bucket seats up front, a sports steering wheel and an engine starter button.

Upgrading to ST-2 adds a Sony audio system, bi-xenon lights, LED rear lights and a heated windscreen while the ST-3 includes an in-dash six CD player plus full leather trim.

Under the hood sits the familiar 225hp 2.5L turbocharged five-cylinder Duratec engine. The force-fed mill sees the Focus ST accelerate from 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 150mph. The car will also lap the Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in a time of 8 minutes 35 seconds.