Hotter Ford Focus ST Spied Testing

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Ford recently revealed the new Fiesta ST200 and now it looks like the company is preparing a hotter version of the Focus ST

New spy photos have emerged showing Ford testing a modified Focus ST on roads close to the Nurburgring. The current Focus ST makes 250 horsepower, while the top-dog Focus RS model makes 350, leaving a large gap where a hotter ST model would fit in.

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Aerodynamics look improved on the car thanks to a new front spoiler and some added canards used on the front bumper. Some changes to the suspension are also a given, trying to refine the car further and help it to handle corners. Some new graphics and wheels would round out the package.

The car will likely end up making around 270 or 280 hp, which may lead Ford to name it the Focus ST270 or ST280.

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  • smartacus

    with all the fun FORD is having with their ST cars,
    i wonder why Hyundai doesn’t introduce a 220HP version of their Veloster Turbo.

  • Bug S Bunny

    And someone can determine from pictures that a particular car has more power….how?

  • Dave Middy

    They have given up on the veloster in the UK, they are using its engine in a warm i30 l believe.