Wednesday, July 30, 2014

W&D First Ever Ford Focus ST! Woo-Hoo!

Here it is! The first-ever Focus ST to hit our lot! In stock form, it's already one of the hottest hatches on the market, with 247 horsepower, and 250 ft lbs of torque on demand. Many people may not realize how much power that actually is, but anything with over 200 horses in a small FWD hatchback should not only be incredibly fun to drive, but also jaw droppingly good to look at. This particular example has been played with a little, as the owner chose to install an excellent alternative to the stock exhaust with a full cat-back system; a part of the Ford Racing Power Upgrade Package that massages a few more ponies from under the hood. The package includes Ford upgraded spark plugs, K&N/Ford racing air filter, and the Focus ST calibration tool.

In its updated form, the car has 300 horses on tap, and 360 ft lbs of torque. YES. 360 tq. A ridiculous number to say the least. The biggest hurdle for this car to jump would be poor handling characteristics generally found in front wheel drive cars (read as "torque steer). Understeer out of corners is difficult to avoid, although Ford seems to have done an excellent job with their latest attempt at going toe to toe with the likes of the VW GTi or even the Mini Cooper S.
The aggressive looking front fascia is an excellent design achievement, along with several other models in Fords most recent lineup.
In true "hot hatch" form, the rear is accented by dual rear pipes, an awesome spoiler, and faux-rear diffusers for that desirable rally inspired look.
The owner of this particular car chose to powder coat the already great-looking 18" wheels black, and it really helps make this silver bullet stand out in a crowd.

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