Tanner went for the weekday commuter turned weekend track and canyon star (top); Bojix headed for "European design cues," which apparently means orange paint and big brakes (above, left); M&J called Cosworth, upped the power and braced the suspension, then draped the package in the marvelously named Tangerine Scream (above, right); the Galpins we know so well went daily-rally-car with a roof scoop, methanol injection and a WRC exterior aesthetic (below, left); and Steeda went for quiet yet very serious business with its G-Trac suspension and 19-inch wheels (below, right).
You can check each Focus ST out in the high-res gallery above, and you'll find a few more details on each in the press release below.
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.