Tanner Foust Edition Ford Focus ST now powered by COBB Tuning Special
edition car on sale soon
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 12, 2013) -- Tanner Foust today announces a
new partnership with automotive engineering company COBB Tuning to
power the Tanner Foust Edition Ford Focus ST that will go on sale this
Based on the success of the concept that Foust first unveiled at the
SEMA show in November, COBB Tuning will produce a line of special
Tanner Foust Edition aftermarket parts for the Ford Focus ST.
"COBB Tuning gave us the opportunity to bring their well
respected expertise to a new platform and make a package that was very
affordable to the first-time performance car buyer," said Foust.
The company will produce custom ECU calibration, intercooler, intake,
exhaust, and suspension components, increasing the horsepower some 20
per cent over the stock output, to 300 horsepower, as well as making
upgrades to the vehicle's stability and handling.
"Working with Tanner on this project for the Focus ST is exciting
for us," said COBB Tuning CEO Trey Cobb. "He is a driver who
really understands how vehicles can best put power to the ground and
that's what helps us to develop great upgrade packages."
The Tanner Foust Edition Ford Focus ST will also feature carbon fiber
aerodynamics accessories, a custom grille, graphics, and a wheel and
tire package. Components will be available as a multi-stage upgrade
package and sold individually. The special edition vehicle will be
made available for sale through select Ford dealerships nationwide
later this year, and directly from COBB Tuning.
"I've been a fan of hot hatches since I was a kid living in
Scotland," said Foust. "This special edition Focus ST is
what happens when I get to take an already great hot hatch and push
its performance limits to make it exactly what I wanted as a kid and
what I would like to drive on the street."
Foust draws on his sizeable experience behind the wheel in working
with COBB Tuning on powertrain development for the vehicle. In
addition to his work as a television personality on Top Gear USA,
Foust is a top stunt driver and a Ford Racing driver who has earned
national championships in rallycross and drifting.
COBB Tuning has a strong legacy with turbo-based vehicle platforms and
is respected for their design, engineering, manufacturing and service.
The Focus ST, which is powered by a 2.0 Liter EcoBoost engine, is a
new platform for COBB Tuning.
"The Tanner Foust Edition Focus ST is the natural extension of
the work we've been doing with Subaru, Mazda and BMW," said Cobb.
"This is a great opportunity for us to help redefine the
aftermarket with Ford."
Originally founded in 1999, in Rockwall, Texas, COBB Tuning is now
headquartered in Austin, Texas, with tuning and service facilities in
Plano, Texas, Portland, Ore., and Fountain Valley, Calif.
The company is also developing a Tanner Foust Edition Ford Fiesta ST,
that is expected to debut at the SEMA show this fall. A new website,
www.FoustEdition.com, featuring detailed specifications, pricing and
availability, will be unveiled in April.
ABOUT TANNER FOUST
Tanner Foust is a versatile and multi-talented driver known for his
supreme car control and a proven track record of podium placements and
He is a three-time U.S. rallycross champion (2010, 2011, 2012) who has
also won two X Games gold medals for rally (2007, 2010), and two
Formula Drift championships (2007, 2008). He has twice represented
Team USA in the annual Race of Champions, teaming with NASCAR star
Carl Edwards in 2008 and Travis Pastrana in 2009. He returned to the
event in 2010 as teammate to Mick Doohan on the All Star Team.
His varied race experience also includes multiple years of open wheel
competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, various types of
sports car racing and the SCORE Baja.
When he isn't racing, the professional driver also performs in films
and on television. He is an on-air host for the US version of the
seminal BBC auto show Top Gear, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions
and airing on the HISTORY channel.
His stunt driving includes performing as a lead driver in the Fast and
Furious: Tokyo Drift, Bourne Ultimatum, Dukes of Hazzard, Red Dawn and
Iron Man 2 movies, and he also handles stunt driving in numerous
popular TV shows and commercials.
PHOTO: The Tanner Foust Edition Focus ST, powered by COBB, will be
available for sale in 2013.
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