Roadshow Video Reviews
2012 Ford Focus STThe U.S. finally gets the compact hot rod Ford has kept in Europe until now.
-The new and very Euro Ford Focus coming to the U.S. in early 2011, and among its variants down the road will be this hot rod version----the Focus ST. It just debuted at Paris 2010. A 2.0-liter 4-cylinder under the hood, but with twin turbos and direct injection, that's Ford's EcoBoost combo, giving you 250 horsepower and 266 foot-pounds of torque; one gear box, a 6-speed manual. Of course, the suspension's been hotted up by Ford's RS team. The rear end has all the usual stuff: the wing, the airflow diffuser, center-ported exhaust----all part of current tuner thinking; on all 4 corners, 19-inch wheels. Inside, RECARO seats and a pod of additional gauges for boost, oil temp, and pressure----that completes the story. This guy doesn't hit showrooms 'til early 2012. But finally, our Focus will get the guts the rest of the world's been enjoying.