Ford has finally given us a complete walk around video of the company's ready-to-order Ford Focus ST-R racer. The vehicle is available through the Ford Racing catalog and features all the tricks you'll need to compete in series like the Grand-Am ST class or the SCCA World Challenge TC. The racecar makes use of the same production EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission found in the production model, though the engine has been calibrated to suck down race fuel for a little more power.

As Ford Racing's Andy Vrenko shows us, larger brakes and a set of three-way adjustable coilovers are part of the suspension package, and indoors, the Ford Focus ST-R comes equipped with an FIA-spec roll cage, Recaro race seat and AEM data logger. The machine looks like a great way to have a lot of fun on track. Expect to shell out $98,995 for the pleasure of ownership, however. If that seems steep, we encourage you to build a similar machine for less. Hit the jump to check out the video.



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      • 3 Years Ago
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        breakfastburrito
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sooo... you'd pay 100k, to race in a crappy series that nobody's going to watch... got it. No thanks! A 12k spec miata off will be more fun, more reliable, and make you a faster driver than this lump. For 100k, i could build a track-ready mustang - easily!
          Alex Butti
          • 3 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          @ Dan, I don't doubt that. But spending $100,000 for this? C'mon give me a break. BTW, if you race, you would know that $100,000 is JUST for the car alone. Anyone racing KNOW that spare parts are part of the equation. ALONG with entry fees, registration, hauling the car to races and such. To be competitive you would have to have a good amount of spare parts (you know, wear and tear) not to mention crashes and what not.
          Dan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          You dont understand racing very much do you. NASA Spec racing is actually pretty fun to watch and even more fun to drive in.
      breakfastburrito
      • 3 Years Ago
      Every dollar spent on this program, should've been spent elsewhere. Chances are, anybody young and/or dumb enough to be interested in a focus, won't have $100k lying around. Sponsorship may be wasted on getting these on the track, but nobody will watch the series. Anybody with $100k, will be smart enough to build a formula7
      Jeff Crouch
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see how it costs so much... BUT why? This is a fast way to destroy the Focus' market age group. If you could produce a sick 350hp-400hp road legal street car, for anywhere between 30k-40k, then you could draw in a larger consumer audience and sell more and make more. Move the product, not the money Ford!
      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      $100,000? No thanks.
      Leigh van Os
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think many of you are missing the point, the ST-R is really only to get people excited about the ST, Ford knows that basically no one will buy a 100K Focus, Ford also knows people will buy a MUCH scaled down version of it for around 30K. The idea that making the ST-R available before the ST is that people would be much more interested in a mid range performance car (the ST) that was based off of a race car (the ST-R) than they would be in a performance car that branched off into a race car; it's all just to build hype. Ford knows what they're doing, they were the only North American car company to not have to be bailed out and now they're the largest North American car company, they pulled in some four billion of revenue while Chrysler's annual revenue was 300 million, so they must be doing something right, whether you believe it or not.
      Greg
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks great. I hope the release of this helps get the consumer ST out the door sooner.
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