If the Focus ST isn’t enough for your racing spirit, or if you’re planning on entering Grand-Am or SCCA World Challenge, then the Focus ST-R offers just what the doctor ordered — right out of the box. But you may want to consider how much cash is burning a hole in your pocket before placing an order.
Ford has officially priced the ST-R at a mind-numbing $98,995. This includes a stripped interior, Recaro racing bucket seat, FIA-spec roll cage, racing brakes, track-tuned suspension, and a race-tuned 2.0L EcoBoost engine producing a projected 250 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque .
The only question now is whether $98,995 is enough to buy you a car that will allow you to effectively compete in Grand-Am or SCCA World Challenge racing. All in all, we look forward to thrashing the Focus ST-R on the track.