Originally Posted by MacAttack
On Ford's website, they say the Focus STR will be available in January 2012. How could the base Focus ST be so much more difficult to produce that they can't get it out until 7 months (or more) later?
Probably has to do with manufacturing quantities. The STR will probably be about 500 (maybe less) total that could be made in Germany (or Somewhere) alongside other STR's for other countries and shipped over. The ST they probably want to make (hopefully more than) a couple thousand and not have to ship them far.