Vegas, baby! Vegas!
Although the Ford Fiesta ST is on its way out in the US, the larger Focus ST and RS still do very good business for the automaker. Perhaps that’s why Ford will unveil four distinct and beefed up versions of the Focus ST and RS at SEMA in Las Vegas next month. First up is the Focus RS TriAthlete, a concept geared towards performance on the drag strip, road course or twisty mountain roads. The turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four and six-speed manual remain untouched, but Ford Performance has added cat-back exhaust and short throw shifter.
Among other add-ons, there’s also a COBB tuning carbon fiber cold air intake, a Turbosmart internal wastegate actuator and an Air Lift performance suspension. The exterior has been modified with a carbon fiber hood, rear spoiler, front splitter, rear diffuser, and rocker panels and fog light surround. The interior is equipped with a custom bolt-in harness bar, 5-point harness and various other Ford accessories. Next is the Focus RS Street Performance Packaged for Speed, pictured below. Again, engine and transmission are stock, but Ford has added a FullRace intercooler, piping and intake and a Ford Performance exhaust.
The exterior features Axalta paint in Pennzoil yellow with Ford Performance interior carbon fiber features, such as an instrument cluster and window switch cover. The third and final modified Focus RS is the Rally Revival which, obviously, pay tribute to rally drivers. The engine has been modified by Mountune with a high-flow induction kit and full intercooler, ultra-high performance silicon boost/coolant hose kit, and a CSF triple-pass high performance radiator. There’s also an RS-R coil-over suspension for improved ride quality and performance, Eibach sway bars, DBA USA 4000 series slotted rotors, and a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust.
Lastly, the Focus ST. And it’s purple. Its turbo 2.0-liter four receives a FullRace turbo kit, Ford Performance exhaust and an airlift performance air suspension. Brakes have also been upgraded with a Wilwood big brake kit. The interior has carbon fiber racing seats and 4-point racing harnesses.