2013 Ford Focus ST

  • Ford Focus ST versus VW GTI with Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin, Jr.

    In the latest example of Ford's at times wildly irresponsible corporate propaganda for the Focus ST, this video shows Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin, Jr. ripping it up in a "race" through (hopefully) an abandoned neighborhood. Since Block's Fiesta WRC/Rallycross car is about as relevant to the street-going car as the Mars Rover is to the Range Rover, we're glad to see him in the production version of the Focus ST. Regardless of the outcome of the video (though having driven the Focus ST, we have no doubt of its ability to walk all over a GTI), it's a nice little romp in typical Ken Block style.

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    Ford's Focus ST EcoBoost Turbo Tech Comes From Space

    No, this isn't a story of first contact, or of a benevolent alien civilization bestowing the miracles of eons of technological development. Rather, it's the story of how high-tech materials enable mundane cars to do extraordinary things, like spin a turbine at 190,000 rpm. That, surprisingly...

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    Which Would You Choose: 2013 Ford Focus ST Or 2013 Mazdaspeed3? #YouTellUs

    The hot hatchback wars are about to heat up as Ford launches the new 2013 Focus ST, but who will be the king? Today we present the facts and then ask which hot hatchback would you choose: the 2013 Ford Focus ST or the 2013 Mazdaspeed3? Many people would say Mazda is the go-to brand when it comes to...

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    2013 Ford Focus ST: Sound Strategy Goes Brassy, Not Boomy

    If you've ever owned a high-performance compact car or hot hatch, you know that while they can be surprisingly versatile and practical for everyday driving and the commute, there's one thing that can completely sour the daily-driving experience: the exhaust note. Too often, go-fast four-cylinder...

  • Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Ford Fans Shoot First 2013 Focus ST Commercial

    Ford's the company that wants to be known for doing things differently. One strategy is getting fans involved and letting their voices be heard; and that's just what it did with the first commercial for the new 2013 Focus ST hot hatch. The entire commercial uses footage shot by fans. The first...

  • Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2013 Ford Focus ST Heading Out On Five-City Performance Academy Tour

    If you're amped up about the upcoming 2013 Ford Focus ST, you're not alone--and you might just have a chance to drive one before putting in your order. Ford is planning a five-city Performance Academy tour that will showcase the new Focus ST for drivers in L.A., Washington D.C., Boston, San...

  • Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Ford's engineers went to great lengths to make sure the new Focus ST sounds as fast as it goes.

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