Focus ST

  • 2015 Ford Focus ST facelift spy shots

    Ford’s Focus ST is only into its second model year, but a mild update is just around the corner, as evidenced by these latest spy shots of a prototype at the Nürburgring. The update to the Focus ST coincides with a similar update planned for the regular Focus, which has been on sale slightly longer here in the U.S. and even longer overseas, where the car is well overdue for a mid-cycle update. Since the Focus ST is relatively new and its performance competitive in the hot hatch segment, we’re unlikely to see any changes to the car’s mechanicals. The current setup is a...

  •  Ford ST Octane Academy at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah
    Fiesta ST And Focus ST Buyers Get Complimentary Performance Driving Course

    It’s a sad fact that the majority of performance car owners don’t really have the skill to drive the cars as they were intended. Any number of performance driving schools around the country have been established to help you avoid this pitfall, however, one of which is the Skip Barber...

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

    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...

  • Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2012 Ford Focus ST: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

    It's finally here, although Ford still hasn't quite said when it will go on sale in the U.S. Right now, all we know is "next year." But the 2012 Ford Focus ST, to be sold not only in the U.S. but 40 other countries too, looks like it will be worth the wait. If you're a regular MotorAuthority...

  • 2012 Ford Focus ST spy shots
    2012 Ford Focus ST Spy Video

    The 2012 Ford Focus ST will come powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine displacing 2.0-liters and developing upwards of 246 horsepower.

  • 2012 Ford Focus ST spy shots
    2012 Ford Focus ST Spy Shots

    Over the next 12 to 18 months or so, we’re about to see two new hot hatches from Ford make their debut, the long-awaited ‘ST’ variants of the latest 2012 Ford Focus and Fiesta. While the Fiesta ST isn’t expected to bow in until late next year as a 2013 model, its bigger...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Five-Door

    Everybody knows about the rip-snorting 305 horsepower Ford Focus RS, but what about the lesser ST model? We’re not talking about the lame duck North American version here, but rather the 225 horsepower five-cylinder turbo Focus ST sold overseas. The hot-hatch is essentially Ford’s formula for cheap thrills in a compact sporty package that still manages to remain surprisingly practical--and soon American fans will get their taste of what the rest of the world has been raving about for years. The Blue Oval has confirmed today that it will reveal an “exciting performance model” based on...

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