Ford’s famed 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbo engine is the most powerful ever offered for a Focus ST, delivering 206kW of power and 420Nm of torque~ through a choice of six-speed manual with rev-matching or new seven-speed automatic transmission. The sophisticated Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) system monitors suspension, body, steering and braking inputs every 2 milliseconds to adjust damping responses for outstanding driving dynamics, while the electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) further enhances cornering and stability.
The unique Focus ST interior intensifies the sporty atmosphere with an ST-embossed aluminium gear knob and scuff plates. Ford Performance engineers fine-tuned the positioning of the Recaro front seats to complement the in-control feel for the driver. Selectable Drive Modes technology features in the Focus ST for the first time, enabling drivers to adjust the vehicle’s character to suit the driving scenario, with a dedicated “Sport” button on the flat-bottomed steering wheel providing direct access to Sport mode.
The Focus ST builds on the premium, sporting Focus silhouette with subtle, functional styling changes and unique alloy wheel designs. Revised upper and lower front grille designs are optimised for increased cooling capability, and bold signature lower wing elements channel air for improved aerodynamic performance. A larger, more steeply angled rear roof spoiler increases downforce, plus a twin exit tailpipe configuration borders the aggressively styled rear diffuser.
Designed to deliver a consistent take off and maximise acceleration off the line, Focus ST is equipped with Launch Control. Set the maximum rpm for the engine and you can put your foot flat on the throttle whilst the car holds your desired rpm.