- Mar 23rd 2011 at 2:59PM
Video: 2012 Ford Focus ST is still our orange crush
We haven't heard much about the 2012 Ford Focus ST lately, but never fear, it's still destined for our shores. After all, it would be downright cruel for Ford to not offer the hottest variant of its new global Focus here in the States, especially when we've been denied all of the Euro-spec hot hatch fun for so long.
To recap, the Focus ST uses FoMoCo's 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four, good for 247 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. There's a six-speed manual gearbox to send that power to the ground, and though the car is fitted with front-wheel drive, the automaker's torque-vectoring power control system is on hand to keep things from getting too squirrely. Inside, there are Recaro sport seats, orange trim and a thick steering wheel that we can't wait to get our hands on.
Until the Focus ST officially hits the road, we'll have to satisfy our craving for Blue Oval hot hatchery with this video, which you can view after the break. It's certainly not the most exciting piece of film ever published on the Interwebs, but it's enough to make us fall in love with the ST all over again.