Order Bank Opens for New High Performance Ford Focus ST
• Ford Focus ST is SAE-certified at 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of
torque from efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine with low-inertia
turbocharger with overboost feature
• Focus ST offers available full-leather, six-way power Recaro® seats,
unique interior treatment and an advanced three-mode,
driver-adjustable stability control system
• Early orders to receive GoPro® HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera
pack upon delivery
DEARBORN, Mich., May 1, 2012 – Drivers in the U.S. can now place their
order for the new Ford Focus ST, a high-performance hatchback that
will offer exhilarating performance and handling, a distinctive
interior and muscular exterior design.
Focus ST, Ford's first global performance car, will integrate a
collection of advanced and sport-oriented technologies previously
unavailable to North American customers. The combination of these
technologies into a refined yet high-performance sport compact will
elevate the category and further cement Focus as the most complete
compact car range sold in North America.
Customers interested in Focus ST build and pricing options should
visit: http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/focusst /.
Among the more visible options will be the Tangerine Scream metallic
color that will be offered exclusively on the Focus ST as well as
race-inspired Recaro® seats with matching color accents.
Ford is offering drivers who preorder a 2013 Focus ST the GoPro® HD
Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack upon delivery. Already a staple
in the motorsports and action sport communities, a GoPro is the ideal
camera to capture a spirited drive or Focus ST track day. The first
1000 Pre-sale orders placed between May 1st and August 20th are
eligible for the GoPro HD Hero2 Camera System. Cameras will be sent
after vehicle delivery
"We recognize Focus ST customers are very social in nature and
will love having the right tool to share their amazing drive
experiences," said Lisa Schoder, Ford Focus ST Marketing manager.
"I look forward to seeing videos of the Focus ST taking on some
great roads across the U.S.
"Some cars in this category are entertaining on the track, but
much less practical for daily driving," Schoder added. "We
think we've hit the perfect balance between pure driving exhilaration
and everyday livability with this car.
"In terms of athletics, the Focus ST is a gold-medal
decathlete," she said. "You can easily live with the car
every day; when the time comes to really drive it; very few will be
The heart of the Focus ST is a reworked EcoBoost® 2.0-liter engine
massaged for very sporting throttle input responsiveness, strong
off-idle power and a broad torque curve. The engine produces 252
horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque.
"The power delivery has no weak spots, there's no way to be left
flat-footed," Schoder said. "At the same time, drivers
wanting to spin this motor into the upper octaves will be
To enhance the full experience for the driver, Focus ST is equipped
with a sound symposer box that enriches the natural sounds of the
motor by capturing internal engine oscillations and piping them
through the interior under throttle. In part-throttle driving, the
car's power is felt more than heard; under full throttle, the engine
music is naturally amplified through the symposer box.
Power, torque and engine notes are even more impressive in the context
of its efficiency. Official EPA figures are not yet available, but
Schoder said she expects exceptional fuel economy for Focus ST,
especially for this class.
World-class chassis technology
The unique sport suspension combines several technologies never before
seen. Designed to give drivers enhanced agility on winding roads while
still inspiring high-speed confidence, the variable-ratio steering
rack makes steering less sensitive on the straightaways but increases
sensitivity at the corners. It can also help drivers at slow speeds,
like when maneuvering into a tight parking spot.
The electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) on Focus ST is enhanced
with torque steer compensation. More aggressive tuning of the torque
steer compensation allows drivers to accelerate while still
maintaining grip on roads with uneven surfaces. The system detects the
torque steer those conditions can create and counteracts the effect to
help the driver feel in complete control.
Advancing the state of the sport compact art
Focus ST will offer Recaro sport seats, unique 18-inch Y-spoke ST
wheels, dual-zone climate control, Xenon headlights and leather
appointments throughout the cabin. Its superior chassis rigidity aids
the suspension in providing a firm, but quiet and controlled ride. The
instrument cluster features ST-unique sport gauges with red needle
pointers to monitor turbo boost, oil pressure and oil temperature
Advanced technology such as available SYNC® with MyFord Touch® will
also be available for Focus ST, along with a Sony® Audio System, HD
Radio™ and 10-speaker surround sound.