Ford has released the first ad for the company's upcoming Focus ST. The automaker headed to the warm streets of Key West with Tanner Foust and stunt driver Greg Tracy to give spectators a glimpse of the hot hatch's capabilities. The two wheelmen spent the evening tearing around closed sections of city streets with plenty of onlookers on hand, but there's a twist. Instead of relying on a professional film crew to capture the high-horsepower antics, Ford asked those in attendance to submit their own footage of the show. Throw in a little clever editing and we have a solid minute of sideways Focus ST action.

The 2013 Ford Focus ST starts at $24,495 and offers buyers a rash of go-fast hardware, including a turbocharged, 252-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 270 pound-feet of torque. A torque-steer compensation system keeps the heathen Focus pointed straight, and those willing to pony up a little extra cash can enjoy Recaro bucket seats indoors. Scroll down to check out the clever spot for yourself.



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      The Great 1
      • 2 Years Ago
      SEX C
      EJIZZLE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hot hatch!! Love it!
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looking forward to this car, should be a blast to drive.
      Jim R
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kudos to Ford. That's a really clever idea.
      Greg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Amazingly fun car, and fun commercial shoot. Just wait until this thing hits the streets.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        so when did you get to drive the ST, seems based on your obvious hands on you know all about the cars driving dynamics.........youll get your Mustang come 2015...it becomes, much like this car, global....in the meantime dial the pure speculation down a notch....
        Shomare
        • 2 Years Ago
        Rick most folks couldn't afford a Mustang in Europe due to displacement tax. Maybe in a few years when the redesigned mustang comes along and is offered with a turbo six.
        4gasem
        • 2 Years Ago
        I think it's fun in a totally different way! You guys have cool high HP cars. The nice thing about this is it gets decent MPG and still gives decent performance. Sure, it doesn't replace a GT500, but for the money it fills a void.
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        Jelly, is that you?........................
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        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        GET OVER THE 70'S DUDE.................
        4gasem
        • 2 Years Ago
        I believe they have all but eliminated the torque steer... I know TGUK was IMPRESSED with the tech on the older Focus RS with more HP. Oh and I believe this motor is capable of MUCH MUCH more... Sure, it's not RWD, but not much is now a days... AWD would have been nice, but then the price would have been pushed too high.
      Seph
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really can't agree with the front design. I mean, Ford could've used some of their previous cooler designs, or applied the evo styling. The front design resembles a mouth of a gay who's ready to s*ck d*ck..
      TangoR34
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why didn't they keep the normal bumper rather than swapping for a big mouth?
        fuzzyfish6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TangoR34
        I agree with you, the regular Focus front clip is much better looking.
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      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't wait to drive one of these next month in Boston. Should be a blast on the autocross course.
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