Ford Focus ST
It’s been less than a year since the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] launched the Ford Performance division and made the bold promise to expand its lineup of performance offerings to 12 vehicles—and a lot has happened in the short time that’s passed. Already we’ve seen new beasts like the Ford GT supercar, F-150 Raptor performance pickup and, of course, the Mustang Shelby GT350 duo, and now the Ford Performance division is out with even more products. While not a complete car, Ford is hinting that its Ford Performance division will enter the aftermarket business with a...
Ken Block-Influenced Ford Focus TrackSTer Set For Chicago Debut
Tuner fifteen52 knows a thing or two about making cars go faster. While its early business centered on products from VW and Audi, more recent projects have included collaborations with Ford and shoe-mogul-turned-gymkhana-and-rally-star Ken Block. That makes fifteen52 an ideal choice for Project ST...Kurt Ernst
Shelby Goes Small With Custom Ford Focus ST: 2013 Detroit Auto Show
It’s not quite the EcoBoosted Shelby we were expecting, but the legendary American tuner formed by the late Carroll Shelby has stayed true to its word, unveiling at this week’s 2013 Detroit Auto Show a new product powered by one of Ford’s fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines. That new...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Ford's 'Octane Academy' Reality Show Returns For A Second Season
In July 2011, Ford announced a program called “Octane Academy,” targeted to action-sport fans. The premise was simple: film a video showing why you should be picked, and get a chance to learn driving from instructors like Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Brian Deegan. With...Kurt Ernst
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...Bengt Halvorson
2013 Ford Focus ST Ready To Order, Priced From $24,495
The wait is finally over; the 2013 Ford Focus ST is available for order and is priced from a very reasonable $24,495 including destination. That puts it in about the same league as the Volkswagen GTI and Mazdaspeed3, but there’s a ton of extra features that’s unique to the Ford...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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 brother, the Focus ST, will be arriving in showrooms around the end of this year. Though we already know what it will look like, as well as most of its specs, here is the latest prototype for the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus ST running some grueling laps at the Nurburgring. The strange wheel hubs you see in...