A few months ago, Ford brought its universally-liked, if not adored, Ford Focus ST to Jay Leno’s garage, where the TV celeb got a tour and some wheel time with the hot hatch. Ford Performance Chief Engineer Jamal Hameedi was on hand to accompany the vehicle and its potent 2.0-liter 252 horsepower EcoBoost motor and European driving dynamics. The fact that Jamal was there is a good thing, because not did Leno seem fresh out of bed, but he also seemed to have absolutely no idea what the Focus ST is.
All that didn’t stop the resulting video from being mildly entertaining, with our favorite part being the ST’s exhaust note. We also appreciate Jamal’s explanation of what the ST line is all about — a daily driver that doesn’t beat you up. We think that the RS line is better suited for those who prefer the exceedingly-rough treatment.
Watch Leno and Jamal right here: