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Old 01-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Shelby Focus ST

Shelby has a Focus ST they will be unveiling (literally) at the Detroit Auto Show. It will be interesting to see if this is just a dress up job or if Shelby made some significant performance enhancements.




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Auto shows are rarely surprising anymore. We typically know what every single car is that's coming out well before the show.

But then again, there are some surprises. Shelby had a still covered one when we arrived in Detroit this morning: A Ford Focus ST. Interesting.

Details are currently non-existent on the car. We just wanted to let you know there's something to anticipate from Shelby besides a random Mustang.

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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I bet it will be blue and white. Or maybe white and blue.
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I bet it will be blue and white. Or maybe white and blue.
It's yellow, you can see part of the lower bumper under the sheet.

...unless I'm missing Internet joking....
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Shelby has a Focus ST they will be unveiling (literally) at the Detroit Auto Show. It will be interesting to see if this is just a dress up job or if Shelby made some significant performance enhancements.
It's Shelby. They're not known to just dress things up.
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OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE!!!

I wanted a Gray ST... This would POP!

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some one made a good point on jalopnik... the banner says gt350 and the chances of them having a 350hp mustang on display is pretty thin! GT350 ST ftw!
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some one made a good point on jalopnik... the banner says gt350 and the chances of them having a 350hp mustang on display is pretty thin! GT350 ST ftw!
GT350 is exclusive to the mustang, as is GT500.

Frankly, unless it comes with AWD - cramming more power into the Focus is an exercise in futility. The ST is already beyond the limits of traction. Make it handle better and perform with the power it already has.
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Frankly, unless it comes with AWD - cramming more power into the Focus is an exercise in futility. The ST is already beyond the limits of traction. Make it handle better and perform with the power it already has.
Lies. I experienced ZERO traction loss via throttle stab in the ST I test drove.

Unless it's bouncing the tires ALL the way through first and making them scream for mercy if not on perfect road in second, there's power to be put down.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:13 PM   #10
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Lies. I experienced ZERO traction loss via throttle stab in the ST I test drove.

Unless it's bouncing the tires ALL the way through first and making them scream for mercy if not on perfect road in second, there's power to be put down.
Hahaha. Well, the donor ST that you drove must have been on valet mode or had all the electronic nannies engaged. The one I tested before plunking down the money on my SEL was ridiculously fun and seemed to break traction at-will below 30 MPH.
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