Essen, 3. December 2007 – after its weaker brothers, the focus ST is now also getting its turn: at the essen motor show from 1. Up to 9. December 2007, ford unveils the sporty top model with the new family face.
Appearance with additional changes
The facelifted ford focus could already be admired at the IAA in frankfurt in september 2007. The ST is also based on this design. This now also has the new face in the so-called "kinetic design", which is already known from the new mondeo. In order to distinguish itself from the weaker focus variants, the ST has a front apron that has been modified again in detail with a grooved lower air intake framed by the fog lights. In contrast to the otherwise chrome-decorated focus models, the front edge of the hood is painted in body color. Under the accentuated wheel arches there is room for 18-inch coarse alloy wheels in the special ST design. The rear end features a new stobfanger, which has a diffuser with distinctive fins in the lower section. This is designed to improve driving stability at high speeds.
In "electric orange" on 241 km
The striking fluorescent orange can still be ordered exclusively for the new focus ST. Officially, the paint is called "electric orange", it was chosen by about 30 percent of ST buyers across europe despite its not cheap price. Under the hood of the fast ford is an unchanged 2.5-liter spark-ignition engine that produces 225 horsepower. With this, the ST is said to have a top speed of 241 km. The modified turbo develops a maximum torque of 320 newton meters, which is available between 1600 and 4000 revolutions.