Ford has four different Focus concepts up its sleeve for this year's SEMA show, which takes place in early November. Three are based on the all-wheel-drive, while one is based on the front-drive Focus ST. All four are pretty ridiculous, though, and should fit in well alongside the dozens of other vehicles Ford will have on display. Let's take a look at each one.
Fender-flared Focus ST
The Focus ST-based concept is not short on performance. There's a new Full Race Turbo kit slapped onto the 2.0-liter I4 engine, and it packs a Ford Performance exhaust and short throw shifter. Engine management is made possible with a Cobb Tuning Accessport.
There's a whole lot of style to go with that substance, too. It sports a purple paint job, massive fender flares and a splitter that looks sharp enough to cut through a tree trunk. An Airlift air suspension system lets the car ride on the ground, and a Wilwood brake kit fills the space behind the wheels.
The strangest part of the car isn't in it, it's on it. Mounted atop the Focus ST's Thule roof rack is a custom AutoArt helipad for a drone, which the driver can control from his or her phone inside the vehicle.
Focus RS TriAthlete
This concept won't go swimming. It runs through a different sort of triathlon, one that's a bit more car-centric -- drag strip, road course and back roads.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 features a Ford Performance exhaust and short throw shifter, just like the Focus ST above, as well as a Cobb Accessport. Other new additions include a larger intercooler, a new wastegate actuator and a dual-port blow-off valve.
The Focus RS TriAthlete sports a full matte-black paint job, with a carbon fiber hood and new body panels. It, too, rides on a custom air suspension setup, with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance tires ensuring the car stays shiny side up.
Focus RS Street Performance
The least wild-looking concept of the bunch, this bright yellow Focus RS sports a number of carbon fiber accessories, including a shift knob and the instrument cluster surround. The interior is further gussied up with some aftermarket Kicker audio parts.
The 2.3-liter engine is mostly unmodified, save for a new intercooler, intake and exhaust. A set of BC Racing coilovers keeps things low but not uncomfortable, and some beefy Baer brakes will bring it to a stop in a hurry.
Focus RS Rally Revival
I believe I saved the best for last. This concept is a tribute to the Ford rally cars of yore, and what better platform to use than the all-wheel-drive Focus RS, which is already a competent performer in its own right.
The engine was tuned, once again with a Cobb Accessport. There's a new exhaust, a short-throw shifter, an upgraded intercooler and a beefier radiator to ensure the car stays cool when it's banging against the engine's redline for stretches of time.
Since it wouldn't be a rally car without some strong suspension components, Ford added a set of coilovers, new sway bars, bigger brakes, an intercooler brace and camber-adjustable bushings.
Also like a proper rally car, there's a bunch of extra lights on the outside. Rally Innovations added a bunch of its race-ready parts, too, including new splitters, a rear diffuser, mud flaps and a rally wing. Inside, there's a custom four-point roll cage, Sparco race seats, harnesses and a whole bunch of gauges.