If you happen to see a camouflaged Ford Focus running around in your area, chances are it might be one of the ST prototypes, as Ford’s SVT and RS teams are currently putting exactly sixty Focus ST hatchbacks through their paces in Europe and North America.
“It must live up to Ford’s reputation for producing affordable yet exciting and sporty versions of its smaller cars that reward and delight enthusiast drivers, but can also be used every day,” said Ford’s director of Global Performance Vehicles, Jost Capito.
Certain details about the Focus ST are known such as its 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine that makes 247 horsepower, an increase of 25 horses over the previous model while producing lower CO2 emissions on top of it. A new electric power-assisted steering system and suspension setup is expected to help improve the driving experience as well.
The Focus ST will join the Fiesta ST, which has recently been caught doing some laps around the Nürburgring, as part of Ford’s new high-performance compact and sub-compact vehicle lineup.
Source: Auto Express