252-HP 2013 Ford Focus ST Starts at $24,495By Ross Edwards
Tuesday, May 01 2012 17:59
Ford has announced that the 2013 Ford Focus ST will start at $24,495. That’s lower than initially expected, but still $2,000 more than the 300-hp Mustang V6. The Focus ST will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 252-hp and 270 lb.-ft of torque, 15 of which are only available for a short time courtesy of an overboost feature that acts just like the nitrous button from racing videogames.
The 2013 Focus ST will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission. A unique Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control System applies steering pressure and torque to limit torque steer. A 10mm lower ride height, new anti-roll bars and upgrades shock absorbers will all work to make the Focus ST a great handling car. To that same effect, the Focus ST will come with 235-series Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 2 tires. That’s serious rubber, and it will be interesting to note after five years how many hot hatch buyers choose to replace those tires with some that cost less than $700 to replace.
The Focus ST will get a unique steering wheel, foot pedals, and gear shifter along with white Recaro seats in partial or full leather.
Source: Left Lane News.
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