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View Poll Results: Shelby Focus ST: Win or Fail?
Win 32 15.92%
Fail 143 71.14%
Wait and See 26 12.94%
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:59 AM   #91
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Is it more idiotic to think that the Borla exhaust that Shelby is putting on the car provides 0 extra horsepower as well?
actually seeing as the car is tuned in a way that the ecu tries to hit a target torque number from the factory no matter what is going on (temp/ boltons) the borla actually does nothing but change the look and tone of the car. it may also help turbo response. but seeing as the turbo is really small the effect will be negligible. in other words a waste of time.

as for the cf battery box. why not just wrap it, after all that's what they did. this thing really is an ebay specail and frankly that makes it pretty bad.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #92
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Asides from the hood my black st3 looks better. Although I might like to see that cf battery box and fuse box be sold seperately.
Just hydrocarbon. pull yours and send them somewhere to be dipped. Cheap and the same thing shelby charges an arm and leg for.
Only thing thats going to be real carbon fiber is the hood, whenever they get that done.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:10 PM   #93
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It looks good in my opinion but charging $15,000 for brakes, suspension, tires, wheels, exhaust and various heavier faux-carbon doodads, new seat leather and body vinyl is the fail part for me. I know all those parts add up more than a lot of people realize but if you're buying 2000+ wheels and tires for the 500 cars for example you can get pretty good prices when buying them wholesale from suppliers.

Most of the people buying a Shelby Focus ST would be younger people that in the future might like to buy a pricier Shelby car. But these days most of those people really have to stretch their money and they aren't going to stretch it enough to buy a $15,000 glorified ST dress up job on top of a new ST without any of the famous Shelby go power. It seems like they're trying to cash in quick on the Shelby name in the hopes that the car will be seen as some sort of collector's item. Given all that, in my opinion driving one of these things around is going to label the owners as plain tools that don't know cars, don't value hard earned money and are not at all cool people. I pity those fools. On the other hand, Shelby's fail leaves more opportunities for ST tuners that will take the job seriously.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:13 AM   #94
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The motor is in the wrong way!!!
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The Katzkins seat covers felt cheap and cheesy, the fake carbon fiber accents are useless and just add more mass. They totally started with a base ST1 with a moon roof and that was about it. Sure I'd like bigger brakes sometimes, but everything should be available off the shelf for less than $15k.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:03 AM   #96
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Shelby is climbing out of his grave to kill the guy in charge, as we post.

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I didn't even get 40mpg in my Titanium, I surely don't expect to see it with the ST. Down a long, steep hill with a tailwind, maybe.
I can do that pretty routinely in my Ti at 65 MPH burning premium gas if I'm not going into a serious headwind. I've seen higher highway averages with winds at my back. It's amazing how quickly that average drops in stop and go traffic though. It will be interesting how (if?) Shelby does that 40 MPG in an ST for sure though.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #98
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"The Shelby Focus ST package starts at $14,995 and only 500 units will be built annually".

What a rip off...a lot of money for stickers, a badge, tires and wheels, shifter, seat covers, springs and upgraded brakes (red paint??)

I vote Fail.
Hey in 50 years, this is going to be a collectors car. But until then, yeah it's kind of lame :P
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I honestly don't see it holding up for 50 years
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it looks decent, but after all those "premium upgrades" the price tag is not worth it... maybe if it was under 35k
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