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2013 Ford Focus ST

Screaming Yellow Zonker We're having a strong sense of déjà vu, and it isn't just because we find ourselves in Southern France. Yes, we've driven these very roads that drape over the region's Edenic mountains like doctors' signatures several times before. They're some of the best in the world, replete with tight switchbacks bookending snaking climbs and descents interrupted only by the occasional masochistic cyclist or tour bus. The Mediterranean vistas don't exactly suck, either. We've even navigated some of these routes around Nice in a performance-minded Ford Focus.... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
252 HP / 270 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$24,495 base
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    Report: Could Ford's Fiesta RS outmuscle Focus RS production hopes?
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    While we wait patiently for the fall launch of the 2013 Ford Focus ST – and for Ford to decide whether the U.S. market is worthy of the three-door Fiesta ST – our English-speaking friends overseas are consumed with other worries. Like whether the next Focus RS will, in fact, be a Fiesta. Autocar says Ford still hasn't decided what form the ...

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    Official: Ford taking Focus ST around America with free Performance Academy
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    Ford is giving the public at large a chance to jump behind the wheel of its upcoming 2013 Focus ST. The company is hosting a slew of consumer driving events around the country where consumers will be able to take the wheel for a little driving training and timed laps on an autocross course. The tour starts on June 30 in New York before moving on to ...

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    Official: This is what the 2013 Ford Focus ST sounds like [w/audio]
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    To say that we're eager to drive the 2013 Ford Focus ST is one of the understatements of the year. After seeing lots of photos and videos, we can't wait to get Ford's new hot hatch out on the road, and now, we have a pretty good idea of what sort of aural stimulation the turbocharged Focus will provide while we're tossing it about. Ford understands that ...

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    Official: Ford prices 2013 Focus ST from $24,495* [UPDATE: Configurator launches]
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    UPDATE: The Focus ST has officially been added to Ford's configurator. Click here to build one yourself. Well now, the inexpensive performance game just got considerably more interesting. Ford has officially dropped pricing on its upcoming 2013 Focus ST, and it starts at $24,495 (*including a $795 delivery charge). That kind of coin will net you a ...

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    Video: Tanner Foust tests Ford Focus ST-R racecar
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    Few things make us happier than the notion of turn-key race cars. In a world where large corporations are increasingly risk-averse when it comes to their products, we take private glee in knowing that if we had the means, we could go out and buy a ready-for-battle race car straight from Ford. We aren't talking about some high-strung quarter-mile Mustang, ...

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    Video: Ford Racing gives Focus ST-R race car tour
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    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 ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson to make cameo appearance on '70s cop show remake
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    Jeremy Clarkson may show up in a remake of a classic UK cop show. The Top Gear presenter was recently spotted loitering around a Jaguar XF during production of the show Sweeny, and it's thought that Jezza will show up in a minor cameo role. In the original production, Detectives Jack Regan and George Carter whipped around in hot metal like the Ford Consul ...

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    Official: Ford bringing five-door Fiesta ST concept to LA Auto Show
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    Ford already debuted the Fiesta ST concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but if you recall, that show car was based on the three-door Fiesta that isn't available here in the United States. Now, Ford is showing off a proper five-door version of the Fiesta ST, set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in two weeks. Ford still tells us that the Fiesta ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #247
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    Ford Focus ST, Three-cylinder EcoBoost, Frankfurt anticipation, Jaguar C-X16 Episode #247 of the Autoblog Podcast is here. This week Chris and Dan are joined by Damon Lavrinc to talk about the Ford Focus ST, a three-cylinder EcoBoost, mull the excitement starting in Frankfurt and ogle the Jaguar C-X16. Your questions and comments power the last third of ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #247 LIVE
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    We record Episode #247 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening, too. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in ...

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    Official: Ford reveals production 2012 Focus ST, shows off Euro-only Focus ST Wagon [UPDATE]
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    Hot hatch fans have been waiting patiently for Ford to officially reveal its new Focus ST. Well, stop waiting and start securing your deposit, because the Blue Oval brand has finally pulled back the sheet and peeled off the camouflage. The 2012 Ford Focus ST will makes its global debut at this week's 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and we've got all the ...

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    Video: Ford to release series of 2012 Focus ST background vids via Facebook
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    Ford embraced the social media movement early on, and it proved a successful tactic ahead of the launch of its then all-new Fiesta. The automaker is once again taking to Facebook and Twitter, this time to keep hatchback fans in the loop of the production progress of the upcoming Ford Focus ST. Key folks involved in the development of the hot hatch are ...

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    Report: Ford confirms next-gen Focus RS
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    We're waiting patiently – very patiently – for the 2012 Focus ST to show up in the showroom of our local Ford dealership. Meanwhile, our friends around the world have been able to play with the top-tier Focus RS, and they're already waiting on the next generation. They won't have to wait much longer, though, as Ford in Australia has ...

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    Report: Ford evaluating Focus ST for World Touring Car Championship
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    When Ford rolled out the new Focus, it launched a program to adapt the car to various touring car racing specifications. The car has been performing admirably in the British Touring Car Championship, winning several races last season with Arena Motorsport to finish second in the teams standings. But now Ford's reportedly got its eye on a bigger ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford testing 60 Focus ST models around the world
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    We're looking forward to getting our hands on the ST variant of the Ford Focus, and why not? We Americans have had no choice but to sit back and watch while our overseas comrades got to have all the fun behind the wheel of high-performance Focii, which made the hot hatchbacks the forbidden fruit we tend to crave. Ford promises that the U.S. will finally ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Focus ST caught cold-weather testing and track tuning
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    We saw the 2012 Ford Focus ST in the flesh at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, but at the time, the hot-hatch unveiled to the waiting press was merely a close-to-the-real-thing concept version. The production Focus ST should be arriving at an auto show in the near future. Apparently it's not quite ready, however, because our spy photographers managed to capture ...

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    Video: 2012 Ford Focus ST is still our orange crush
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    We haven't heard much about the 2012 Ford Focus ST lately, but never fear, it's still destined for our shores. After all, it would be downright cruel for Ford to not offer the hottest variant of its new global Focus here in the States, especially when we've been denied all of the Euro-spec hot hatch fun for so long. To recap, the Focus ST uses FoMoCo's ...

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    LA 2010: Ford Focus Race Car Concept goes global *Update
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    Ford likes to tout the 2012 Focus' global credentials, because this is the first time the compact sedan and hatchback will be offered with minimal changes in nearly every market the Blue Oval operates. Interestingly, Ford has taken a similar approach with the racing version of the Focus, which it says is designed to compete in all kinds of rally touring ...

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    Ford announces Touring Car motorsport program for new Focus
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    Few automakers have the deep history in motor racing as Ford. But these days the Blue Oval isn't fielding much in the way of factory works racing teams, opting instead to support independent campaigns and privateers. Plenty of race-ready packages are available for the Mustang, the Fiesta just joined the fold with a new rally package and now the new ...

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    Video: 2012 Ford Focus ST hits the road
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    Ford has been so kind as to unleash a video of the Focus ST on the interwebs, giving us all our first glimpse at the hopped-up hatch on open pavement. Don't expect any apex-clipping shots of the five-door going hard over through a set of twisties, though; this video is largely comprised of a lackadaisical romp through the countryside. That's fine, ...

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