Shelby has introduced a front wheel drive Shelby Focus ST. This driver-focused performance masterpiece was extensively tested at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Shelby had a budget in mind when it made this project. The car is lowered by the new Ford Racing suspension pieces. Meanwhile, the wheels and tires enhance the grip and traction. Its braking power is improved with the bigger Shelby spec brakes with drilled rotors.
When combined with the sound of the Shelby/Borla exhaust, it becomes distinctively Shelby. The interior is totally customized with a Shelby shifter and it also comes with the unique Shelby CSM badge. The exterior can be quickly recognized due to its functional hood vents, hydro-carbon front and rear grille inserts, Shelby lettering and rear Hydro-carbon spoiler.
Shelby offers three visual graphics packages, which range from “traditional” Shelby stripes to more edgy Shelby checkered flag splash or competition graphics.
Shelby American put in some stylish hydro-carbon components and it is presently working on an optional performance tune that would give its power a major boost. The 2013 Shelby Focus ST post-title package has a starting price of $14,995 (excluding the Ford Focus ST). Only 500 units per model year will be produced.
New Ford Focus ST carries the ST range’s detailed DNA beneath its skin. This DNA has been established in the carmaker’s global performance car strategy. Ford’s Global Performance Vehicles group, which is composed of the Special Vehicles Team in the U.S. and the Ford Team RS – Europe, worked together with input from Ford’s experts in Africa and in the Asia Pacific region to devise a strategy to be adhered to by all future global performance cars produced by Ford.
Jost Capito, director of Global Performance Vehicles at Ford, contended that the Focus ST did not come around by chance. He explained that what came first was their global performance strategy, which was developed in coordination with their divisions in Europe, North America, and Asia. With this, key DNA characteristics for all ST models, such as the steering, the sound quality, the power enhancements, and the driving dynamics, were all defined to the point that their engineers can take this global DNA fingerprint then use it to produce the new Focus ST.
What’s more, like all future ST cars, the new Focus ST carries core physical DNA attributes such as the aggressively enhanced bumpers, the sideskirts, the rear spoiler, and the unique signature color.
Ford Focus ST also delivers similar driving attributes that make all of the carmaker’s 'Sports Technologies' vehicles stand out among their rivals. The engine, chassis, comfort, and sound of both wagon and 5-door Focus ST models are tuned harmoniously in order to deliver a sporty experience plus a level of refinement that is not often seen in the sector where they belong. These very attributes make up the genetic code for models in the future that bear the ST badge.