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The May 2014 Focus ST of the Month Contest Winner is armadaskier!

Jun 02, 2014 - 11:06 AM - by wicked





We had another close race this month but the top vote getter is none other than armadaskier with a little under 29% of the votes! 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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Vote Now! - May 2014 ST of the Month

May 27, 2014 - 2:25 PM - by wicked




You guys sure are making it harder and harder to choose finalists! Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a photo but we had to narrow it down and here are the top 5 that made it!

Please vote for your favorite entry! The poll will close in 3 days and winner announced shortly after.
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Ford Could Bring Back the Focus RS By 2016

May 06, 2014 - 3:25 PM - by ST2Focus
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by Mircea Panait , 6th May 2014

There's nothing in the world of hot hatchbacks quite like the manic yet focused Focus RS (pun intended). For almost four years now, the Blue Oval stopped offering the RS-badged model, to much boo and hiss from enthusiasts of the breed. But there's a saying that goes like "good things come to those who wait"…

The former generation RS lineup topped with the beastly RS500, which packed a 2.5-liter inline-five under its bonnet, developing 345 horsepower and 460 Nm of torque. It's no wonder the most hardcore Ford Focus ever made sold out in just 12 hours when order books opened back in 2010.

Unfortunately, those 500 units of the ultimate Focus marked the last hurrah of Ford RS models. But that will change as soon as 2016 according to recent inside info provided by Ford officials to British motoring publication Auto Express.

Barb Samardzich, who fills the role of chief operating officer at Ford's European arm, told the aforementioned publication at a recent company event in Italy: “I can’t give you any confirmation today, but let’s say there’s a strong desire. Something like that makes a great halo car.”

Of course, that declaration is a bit vague, but Barb is backed up by another Blue Oval spokesman, who said: “We have a rich heritage of RS cars, and we’re not about to let any competitors overtake us in that respect. You can rest assured that Martin (Smith, the director of design at Ford Europe) and his team are fully focused on the future of our performance strategy.”

This latest bit of good news is sure to make enthusiasts go "Good golly, Miss Molly!" Little Richard references aside, the next-gen Focus RS will most probably take its oomph from a 2.3-liter four-pot EcoBoost mill with modern tech such as direct injection and high-flow turbocharging.

Offering no less than 304 horsepower on the entry-level 2015 Ford Mustang pony car, the all-new engine will surely undergo a few modifications to offer more performance on the 2016 Ford Focus RS. If it will... [Read More]
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Is JDM Dead? Some signs point to yes and a strong growing USDM

May 06, 2014 - 12:20 AM - by ST3 4 ME

IS JDM DEAD?

In 1966, Time magazine ran a cover with nothing more than their logo and the question “Is God Dead?” The cover went on to become one of the top 40 magazine covers of all time. Its success was rooted in the fact that everyone wanted to know why Time would ask such a blasphemous question. Fast forward to 2013 and now DSPORT is asking an equally blasphemous question to its die-hard and fanatical readership...Is JDM Dead?

THE END OF JDM

There are many signs that the end of days is upon us. A few Japanese car manufacturers have given up on performance, domestic sport compact offerings are getting better and even the most sacred grounds are opening up to domestics. Honda hasn’t built a vehicle with a soul since the S2000, Mitsubishi’s EVO X looks to have no replacement and Mazda, which the strongest advocate of motorsports participation, is in dire need of a halo performance vehicle. Conversely, the Focus ST is building a cult-like following and even GM and Chrysler seem to have an interest in forced-induction solutions. As for crossing onto sacred ground, one needs to look no further than the sport of drifting. While drifting was once populated solely by Japanese vehicles, times have changed. Not only are the number of domestics in competition on the rise, but the number of import vehicles sporting LS-engine swaps is on the rise. JDM is dead.


read more @ IS JDM DEAD? | DSPORT Magazine #129
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The April 2014 Focus ST of the Month Contest Winner is...

Apr 29, 2014 - 1:18 PM - by wicked






Congratulations to grungie* on winning this month's Focus ST of the Month Contest! Getting a little under 40% of the votes is just awesome!
Thanks to everyone who took the time and submitted a photo. We'll do this again in a couple of weeks so stay tuned!
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[WINNERS] Focus ST License Plate Frames

Apr 28, 2014 - 1:37 PM - by Justus

Ladies and gentlemen we have our five (5) randomly drawn winners who won the Official FocusST.org License plate frame giveaway!! Before announcing out winners we'd like to extend another thank you to Mesathreads for sponsoring this very cool giveaway and we'd also like to thank everyone who entered. Thank you!! With over 310 entries this was a pretty epic contest and we do use a random generator to chose our winners folks.

Lets move on to our winners shall we? The five (5) lucky winners are:

#253 rserra89
#25 Primo
#5 AutosForLife
#168 Flagstang
#263 PiratesLIFE4ME

Congratulations to our winners!!!

Until next time folks, thank you for making FocusST.org the premier source for everything Ford Focus ST!!
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Going to school in the 2014 Ford Focus ST

Apr 26, 2014 - 5:54 AM - by ST2Focus
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Henry Payne, April 24, 2014

Ford racing academy tutors students on sporty ST's high-octane excellence

ST Octane Academy. Ford performance school, founded 2014.

Classroom: Miller Motorsports Park, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Spring semester curriculum: Racing 101, Professor Ken Block.

Course description: Students will master handbrake turns and high-G handling in a Ford Focus hot hatch, then apply in an urban autocross and 2.2-mile race course environment.


If all schools were this much fun, we would never leave.

The academy is open to buyers of Ford STs — the sport models of the popular Focus and Fiesta sedans. Tuition is free. Room and board extra. The school is both a perk for ST buyers and an opportunity to bond with their new steeds in an extreme track environment. As an embedded journalist, my participation in the academy was a chance to explore the limits of the 2014 Focus ST — the turbocharged, 252-horsepower Tasmanian Devil that has been terrorizing imports since its introduction as a 2013 model.

Like the SVT (Special Vehicle Team) badge that graces muscle-bound Mustang Cobras and F-150 trucks, ST (Sport Technologies) brings performance to Ford’s compact lineup. It’s a savvy move for a number of reasons: 1) It adds a sports halo to the Ford brand, 2) lures top engineering talent to the company, and 3) attracts motor head missionaries that will proselytize Ford to the unanointed.

“This car is a gateway drug,” said new convert Matt Anderson, a professor at West Virginia University who attended the academy after buying an ST. “I loved it so much I wanted to learn more about racing it.”

Bored with his Volvo, Anderson’s eye wandered last year to the asphalt-chewing, hot hatch Mazdaspeed3. But while cruising Mazda owner forums, Anderson found online missionaries recommending the Focus ST.

“I had never considered a Ford before,” he said. “I knew Ford by the stereotype of not very good quality. But the Focus was... [Read More]
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