Ford has revealed a few images of five tuned Focus ST concepts that will be shown off at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this month. None of this group of five is overly subtle, which would run counter to the spirit of SEMA itself, and all hope to highlight the performance nature of Ford's newest hot hatch. In no particular order then, here are the quick-and-dirty facts on each car, in advance of the full details out of Vegas:

  • 2013 Ford Focus ST by Tanner Foust Racing (top): X Games warrior Tanner Foust wanted his ST to be able to go from work to the track, while not being too harsh for commuting in Southern California. A body kit, MagnaFlow exhaust and fully adjustable front and rear suspension have been added.
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST by Bojix Design (upper left): The Bojix Design car stands out mostly for its eye-catching orange paint, black hood and low-rider stance. Upgraded brakes and coil-over springs are noted performance adds.
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST by M&J Enterprises (upper right): M&J partnered with Ford, Cosworth LLC for ultimate performance. Ford Racing engine and suspension upgrades result in an aggressively fast car putting out some 330 horsepower.
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST by Galpin Auto Sports (lower left): The sinister Galpin car, rocking some shockingly green wheels, was meant as a rally car-inspired build. The menacing looks of the body kit are backed by methanol injection and larger brakes, creating a car that the tuner claims is rally-ready.
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST by Steeda Autosports (lower right): Steeda has added its own "G-Trac" suspension to its SEMA Focus, as well as Brembo brakes and a custom 19-inch wheel and tire package.
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Ford Focus ST at SEMA

2013 Ford Focus ST, 2.0L EcoBoost, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by Tanner Foust Racing

Why it's cool: World record holder and X-Games Gold medalist Tanner Foust set out to build a competent weekend track/canyon warrior, comfortable enough to endure a Southern California commute. Improved performance including increased air intake, and a signature MagnaFlow exhaust add power, while fully adjustable front and rear suspension adds flexibility for top performance regardless of the track. Custom body kit additions complete Tanner's aggressive, yet approachable look.

2013 Ford Focus ST, 2.0L EcoBoost, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by Bojix Design

Why it's cool: Brings European design cues to American soil, Bojix Design delivers a sleek, chic, tasteful and impactful look with their new Focus ST interpretation. Iconic orange paint, expressive body kit bits, big brakes and coil-overs add grip to the go. A celebration of full-throttle design, this unique build will turn heads of Focus fanatics everywhere.

2013 Ford Focus ST, 2.0L EcoBoost, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by M&J Enterprises

Why it's cool: The M&J team formulated a partnership between Ford, Cosworth LLC and Ford Racing to boost Focus ST power by more than 30 percent, and torque by almost 20 percent. Ford Racing engine and suspension modifications combined with Cosworth specified wheels and tires to put 330 horsepower to the pavement. The Tangerine Scream finish and subtle graphics signal an appreciative nod to an authentic motorsports heritage.

2013 Ford Focus ST, 2.0L EcoBoost, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by Galpin Auto Sports

Why it's cool: Infusing a heavy dose of rally car DNA into a 2013 Focus ST, the Galpin team took power and vehicle dynamics to the next level with coil-over springs, big brakes, methanol injection and a rally-ready body kit. An eye-catching paint scheme and upgraded interior finishes the expressive design. The result is a fun to drive, great looking rally car equally at home slinging mud or cruising the boulevard.

2013 Ford Focus ST, 2.0L EcoBoost, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by Steeda Autosports

Why it's cool: Steeda takes aim at demanding performance junkies with their European-inspired Focus ST. On the street or track, the Steeda ST offers increased performance, improved handling, aggressive looks and performance feel to make an automotive enthusiast latch on and not let go. Steeda G-Trac suspension modifications, Brembo brakes and a 19-inch custom wheel and tire package takes power to the tarmac. This hot hatchback means business.


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      Audi Love
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's the point, they'll just get crushed due to this stupid US law.
        adrenalnjunky
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Audi Love
        Not if they were actual inventoried vehicles - I mean there's nothing special about the ST - they're sitting on dealer lots right now. If all of these were pre-production testers, then yeah they can't be sold, doesn't mean they'll get destroyed though.
          Drakkon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @adrenalnjunky
          It usually does result in the crusher . The alternative is someone unknowingly buys a car ten years from now with no airbag wiring or a fuel pump that does not kick off in a collision.... If you like these cars so much, I'm sure the tuners would be happy to build you one.
      turbomonkey2k
      • 2 Years Ago
      Focus ST REALLY needs to be a 3 door.
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Cosworth Focus ST is the only one that interests me.
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like them all for different reasons but love the first one the most. Minus the word Ecoboost on the side.
      A_Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Excellent, but why are there so many doors?
      Jan Calloway
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice looking cars too bad none are 2 door versions. Sad the death of fun 2 door cars.
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't polish a turd. It's still a FOCUS!
        Cheetahjab
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VDuB
        Yes we're all too sure your love for yugo clouds your judgment gtfo
      007 Vodka Martini
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stock is clearly the only to consider this vehicle. These look like Matchbox cars designed by a two year with a serious disorder of some kind.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      chromal
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm always drooling over what turns up at SEMA. Last year, it was the mazdaspeed2 that caught my eye. I wish more of what happens at SEMA made it to production.
      Camaroman101
      • 2 Years Ago
      sick of seeing the st in yellow, show it in some other colors!
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