Normally when you think of a Ford Focus, you think of a small sedan or hatchback, reasonably priced, very efficient, and not particularly fast.
Forget all of that for a moment.
The Focus that you see here is not the Focus that you’ve come to know. Meet the 2012 Focus ST. There’s a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4 cylinder EcoBoost engine under the hood – good for 250 horsepower. That’s two hundred of fifty ponies in a compact car – that’s no joke.
In fact, think back to the old SVT Focus that we used to love. It was a badass little hatch, and it had “just” 170 ponies under the hood – the 2012 Focus ST is packing 80 more horsepower.
There aren’t any other details on specs available yet, though the pictures do appear to show a six speed manual transmission. I’m sure a set of fancy brakes will be included too, because this car will be able to get up and go in a hurry.
2012 Ford Focus ST Gallery