The car comes with a 2.3-liter turbo-four engine -- that's up from the outgoing Focus ST's 2.0-liter -- with 276 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. That engine mates either to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic, the former with automatic rev-matching.
Other performance features on the Focus ST include continuously controlled dampers, an electronically controlled limited slip differential (on the gasoline version only), upgraded brakes, retuned suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
The new Ford Focus ST goes on sale in Europe this summer. It won't come to the US, however, as Ford has decided to focus on more popular and profitable crossovers and SUVs, ending the sale of traditional small cars here.