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  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
Lotus-themed Ford Focus STA couple of weeks ago we highlighted four Focus STs that Ford said it would be bringing to SEMA, and three out of the four cars have made it thus far (sorry, no Lotus-themed Focus ST yet). We were really looking forward to the Gulf-themed Focus ST built by Universal Technical Institute (below, left), so we're glad it's on display with its oddly shaped fender flares, side-exit cat-back exhaust system and, most importantly (for this writer, at least), a Vortech supercharger in place of the stock turbocharger.

The Focus ST DRAGG (Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti) police vehicle (below, middle) is also on the show floor displaying its light bar and police decals. Peel back the skin and you'll find a rifle rack mounted to the interior, a Borla exhaust system, Motegi wheels, Eibach springs and Wilwood brakes.

Ford Focus ST concepts at SEMA 2013Ford Focus ST concepts at SEMA 2013Ford Focus ST concepts at SEMA 2013

The third car is a project by PM Lifestyle that adheres to SoCal car culture (above, right), and while it may have the most understated styling of the three STs on display, it's sure to be one of the better performers. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been tuned with help from Banks Power, COBB Tuning and Ford Racing; the suspension was upgraded to a coil-over setup; and 19-inch Rotiform wheels cover Wilwood brakes. Lastly, Sparco Chrono seats will keep occupants in place when driving the twisty canyon roads that snake through Southern California.


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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the ST. But I'm wondering why some people insist on comparing it to CR-Z. They aren't even in the same segment... Why not compare Stingray to Charger?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
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      al4gg10
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did they make the Biggest improvement you can make to a Focus ? Removing the MYFORD TOUCH ?
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @al4gg10
        You have always been able to get it without MFT. Almost nobody does though. I really don't see what the problem with it is.
        AnalogJesse
        • 1 Year Ago
        @al4gg10
        One of the main reasons I went with a Subaru instead of a Ford. I just want an aux jack and an AC/heater. None of that instantly-outdated infotainment junk.
      metric91
      • 1 Year Ago
      Loving the "battleship" gray one
      PoMoMangler
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm all about the Gulf livery!
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      The thing I love about the gulf liveried one is that the widebody is integrated into the bodywork instead of just riveted on. All those pop riveted wide boy kits at the show ruin the look for me.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Lotus version was there yesterday. Looked awesome