It was inevitable: Ford preparing five modified Focus ST models for 2012 SEMA

A set of five Ford Focus ST hatches have been prepared by different teams for the upcoming 2012 SEMA show to join the four 2013 Fusion concepts already ready to go.

First up is Steeda’s take on the model, which is said to offer up better handling and performance in a more aggressive styling package. While the package includes more, the tuning house only offered up a few details so far, including a custom wheel and tire package with 19-inch wheels, Brembo brakes and a Steeda G-Trac suspension.

Tanner Foust of Top Gear USA and X-Games Gold medalist fame had a hand in the creation of one of the models as well. With a new set of rims and tires, a custom body kit and chassis and engine mods, which come with a fully adjustable front and rear suspension, Foust was clearly performance driven on his version.

Collaboration between Cosworth LLC, Ford and Ford Racing make up the M&J team for the third effort. This one gets a set of Cosworth wheels, a bigger rear wing, vented hood, an upgraded suspension and carbon fiber accents. This 2.0-liter turbo gets a 30 percent power increase to 330hp, with torque upgraded by close to 20 percent.

Bernal Auto Style also took on the Focus ST Sport with bigger brakes, a sports suspension, and a styling theme of two-tone black and orange coloring with carbon fiber accents making up the body kit, roof and hood, along with other upgrades.

Finally, the Galpin Team modded the fifth of the bunch with coil-over springs, a substantial set of brakes, a methanol injection system and a body kit fit for rally racing.

-By: Alexandra Koken


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