Behind the scenes look at 2012 Ford Focus ST being released via Facebook

To keep the buzz around the new 2012 Ford Focus ST, the company has started sharing exclusive video and photography, first on the Ford Focus Facebook page, to keep enthusiasts up to date on the development of this sporty new model.

“Our Facebook page allows us to reach out to enthusiasts around the world for the first time and share with them the final stages of development of the new Focus ST as it happens,” said Jost Capito, director of Global Performance Vehicles. “This is Ford’s first truly global performance vehicle, and social media gives us a rare opportunity to show enthusiasts how this car is progressing, gives insight into its technologies and builds excitement in this community as we finalize Focus ST’s technical specifications.”

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Ford said that the videos and pictures will give Focus fans a behind-the-scenes look at the new project form key members of the development team ahead of the models launch next year.

The Ford Focus Facebook fan page has 300,000 fans.

To follow the new Focus ST story and get involved in the action, visit Ford’s Focus Facebook page:

Hit the jump for the video.

Refresher: The 2012 Ford Focus ST will hit ‘all global markets from early 2012.’ Power comes from a 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine making 247-hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission for the Focus ST is a 6-speed manual gearbox.

– By: Omar Rana