Yes, hot hatch fans, we're finally getting one of Ford's proper Focuses in ST trim. No, it's not an RS. Yes, you'll get over it.

What you might not get over is the fact that we're not getting the wagon. Fortunately, we think the hatchback is the better looker of the two, and these live photos show that off to good effect.

For the full details on the 2012 Focus ST, check out our preview here, then catch up on all of our 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show coverage here.