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2015 Ford Focus ST Vs. Gran Turismo 6

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:23 AM - by STdan

The new 2015 Ford Focus ST goes head-to-head with its virtual counterpart on Gran Turismo 6 at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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The June 2014 Focus ST of the Month Contest Winner is trackhermit!

Jun 29, 2014 - 3:30 PM - by wicked

We had a really great turnout this month, not with just the entries but with the votes as well. Getting 37% of the total votes and our winner is none other than trackhermit! Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a photo and to those who voted! We'll do this again in a couple of weeks so stay tuned!
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2015 Focus ST Specs Released

Jun 26, 2014 - 6:12 PM - by NickJ

Ford Reveals New Focus ST at Goodwood; Demonstrates Model's Enhanced Driving Dynamics on Famous Hill Climb

- New 2015 Ford Focus ST makes global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom – the perfect venue to demonstrate the significantly enhanced driving dynamics of the new model
- Updated tuning provides increased handling refinement and improved steering feel to help deliver a driving experience that is more responsive and balanced
- Beautifully crafted cockpit-like interior features ergonomic controls, Recaro seats and sports steering wheel

GOODWOOD, U.K., June 27, 2014 – The 2015 Ford Focus ST makes its global debut today at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom – the ideal venue for showcasing the enhanced driving dynamics of Ford's global performance version of the new Focus.

"Since its debut, Focus ST has been bringing our fun-to-drive DNA to the hot hatch segment with a uniquely Ford blend of driving dynamics, performance and style," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. "Now, with improved dynamics, an updated suspension, new styling and a more sophisticated cabin, we expect the 2015 Focus ST will remain the hottest hatch worldwide."

Focus ST will benefit from technology and craftsmanship first revealed earlier this year for the new Ford Focus – the world's best-selling global nameplate. Ford introduced the first Focus ST in 2002; since then, more than 140,000 examples have been sold in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Refinements for the upgraded 2015 Focus ST include:

- Redesigned, sportier front and rear fascias
- HID headlamps standard with ST2 and ST3 trim levels with Recaro seats
- Standard LED signature lighting
- 18-inch Rado Gray alloy wheels standard
- Available new 18-inch alloy wheel design with red painted brake calipers
- New exterior color, Magnetic Metallic, replaces Ingot Silver
- Two over-the-top stripe choices now available – Satin Black and High Gloss Red, stripes come with matching mirror skull caps
- Redesigned... [Read More]
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2016 Ford Focus RS Spied Almost Undisguised

Jun 26, 2014 - 2:23 PM - by ST2Focus
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Even though the facelifted Ford Focus ST will be unveiled this very weekend at Goodwood, the Blue Oval's skunkworks team isn't resting on its laurels just yet. For the first time ever, our spy photographers managed to spot a prototype of the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS doing hot laps on the Nurburgring.

Compared to the mildly hot Focus ST, the RS is something like a ferocious wild animal that doesn't feed itself with gazelles, but winding strips of tarmac. And like some wild animals, the RS-badged Focus has been extinct for the better part of four years now. Since then, Ford hasn't really filled the empty space left by the former generation Focus RS, that culminated with the manic 345 horsepower RS500 variant.

Regardless of how, the wait will soon come to an end according to some reports and solid proof as well. Some voices hint that we'll get a new Ford Focus RS as early as this October (at the 2014 Paris Motor Show), while the solid proof is represented by the multiple times our carparazzi spied test mules of the damn thing. With the latest batch of pics provided, it looks like the upcoming Ford Focus RS is already in prototype chassis testing stage.

Yes, the body shell and exhaust tips are more or less ST, but some tell-tale signs don't lie: that big rear wing, those ginormous air intakes, the reworked front fascia design. Even the suspension on this prototype RS is slightly lower the Focus ST, while body roll is kept to a minimum round the tight bends of the Ring.

Ford is definitely preparing something... [Read More]
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Vote Now! - June 2014 Focus ST of the Month Contest

Jun 25, 2014 - 3:34 PM - by wicked

Another month, another great turnout! Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a photo but here are the top 5 that made the cut!

Please vote for your favorite! The poll will close in 3 days and winner announced shortly after.
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Ford to replace 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine after just 4 model years

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:14 PM - by suss6052
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Richard Truett, Automotive News, June 24, 2014 -

In an unusual move, Ford Motor Co. is phasing out its current 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine after just four model years.

Ford said today it is replacing the engine with a new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder early next year beginning with the redesigned 2015 Edge. The current engine, which debuted in the 2011 Edge, will be gradually replaced in other vehicles.

The last engine in a Ford vehicle with such a short life was the 3.9-liter V-8 in the retro-styled 2002-05 Thunderbird.

Most engines have a life span of at least 10 years.

Scott Makowski, chief engineer for Ford’s large inline four-cylinder engines, said rapid improvements in engine technology led to the demise of the current 2.0, which has the highest production of Ford’s EcoBoost engine family.

The current 2.0 is offered in at least a dozen vehicles globally, such as Fusion, Focus ST, Edge, Escape, Explorer, Taurus, Lincoln MKZ and MKC in the North America, the Ford Falcon in Australia, and European cars such as the Mondeo and S-Max people mover.

The new 2.0 shares almost no parts with the current engine. It will deliver a better combination of fuel economy and power, Makowski said.

EcoBoost engines -- which feature direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable cam timing -- have been criticized for delivering either power or fuel economy, but not both, in larger vehicles such as the Explorer and Edge.

Makowski said the new 2.0 has a new block, redesigned cylinder head, Borg-Warner twin scroll turbocharger, revised fuel injectors and higher compression ratio. It weighs about 10 pounds less than the current engine.

The new head has three exhaust ports routed into a manifold that channels exhaust gas pulses from cylinders 2 and 3, and 1 and 4, separately into each scroll of the turbocharger. This reduces the time needed for the turbocharger to reach full speed. The result, Makowski said, is a more responsive vehicle.

Ford officials would not comment on the new 2.0’s power output,... [Read More]
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2015 Focus ST Teaser Video!

Jun 23, 2014 - 4:53 PM - by 4Nines

Ford dropped this video today teasing the refresh of the 2015 Focus ST. Word has it that Ford will be releasing the new ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed starting on June 27th!

Full Press Release:

New Ford Focus ST Global Reveal at Goodwood Festival of Speed; New Mustang Also Debuts on Famous Hill Climb

• Ford premieres new Focus ST at Goodwood Festival of Speed in United Kingdom, June 27

• New Focus ST makes debut on world-famous hill climb; Ford and Sony Computer Entertainment stage first "virtual versus real" race at Goodwood – with Gran Turismo®6 gamers going head-to-head with actual drivers of Focus ST

• New Ford Mustang makes first dynamic driving appearance in Europe

GOODWOOD, U.K., June 23, 2014 – The new Ford Focus ST will make its global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, June 27. Ford's new performance model headlines the First Glance category, with professional drivers showcasing the car's abilities on the world-famous hill climb on all three days of the event.

Benefiting from technology and quality improvements revealed earlier this year for the new Ford Focus, Focus ST will be displayed on the Ford stand at Goodwood. First launched in 2002, Focus ST has now seen sales of more than 140,000 units in more than 40 countries.

Ford also is teaming up with Sony Computer Entertainment to stage the first-ever "virtual versus real" race on the hill. On its first run each day, the new Focus ST will compete in real time against the Focus ST featured in the Gran Turismo®6 game for PlayStation®3.

A designated gamer at the Ford stand will match skills against Ben Collins – formerly The Stig of Top Gear – with the action displayed on big screens throughout the festival.... [Read More]
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