2013 Ford Focus ST will offer overboost function aimed at performance-hungry drivers

Article by Anita Panait, on June 13, 2012

If you are wondering how a Ford Focus feels like if it is fitted with afterburners, why not try driving the new Ford Focus ST.  The Ford Focus ST is powered by a four-cylinder, direct-injected turbocharged engine installed with an "overboost" system that extends peak torque from 3,000 rpm to 4,500 rpm for up to 15 seconds at a time. 

This is unlike other EcoBoost engines that begin to drop off at higher engine speeds after hitting the peak torque. The powerhouse that sits on the Ford Focus ST is the first overboosted Ford EcoBoost engine sold in North America. The overclocked EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine is also fitted with a very robust cooling system. 

Lisa Schoder, marketing manager for Focus ST, said that the engine turbo is developed for sustained, high-output performance. She added that the company’s engineers programmed the vehicle’s computer to allow the engine to rev past 3,000 rpm.

According to Schoder, they limited the peak turbo boost to maintain a wide margin of safety and durability. She remarked that the overboost is “cool” especially for performance-hungry drivers.

Ford is offering several style options for the Focus ST, including the Tangerine Scream metallic finish and the race-inspired Recaro seats that come with matching color accents.

As an incentive to drivers who preorder a Focus ST, a GoPro HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack will be theirs upon delivery. The offer is only good for the first 1,000 presale orders placed between May 1 and Aug. 20, 2012.

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