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Win 32 15.92%
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #51
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He basically invented the American Fast Hatch with the Omni GLH-S, which looking back was only a 29hp increase over the standard Omni GLH.

There a dozen comments about zero extra horsepower. Really? Are you that Naive? There's conflicting articles out there about 300+ or 252 hp. Someone posted the base stats for the ST. Get over it and read all the information out there.
The $15k gets you zero HP, according to Shelby. There is an optional Performance tune "coming soon", that will undoubtedly be overpriced as well. I'm betting that that is where the 300 HP number is coming from, which is 20% more than the stock ST. The GLH-S, with a 29hp increase, was also a 20% gain.

As the car sits now, with the likely heavy suspension and brake work and bigger wheels, I wouldn't be surprised if the Shelby was slower than the stock ST, at least in a straight line.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #52
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A $35k focus should be 300 bhp Awd standard

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A $35k focus should be 300 bhp Awd standard
Adding AWD would bump the cost up way beyond $35k. The Focus is designed for FWD, always has been and always will be. There is a reason there are many more V8/RWD conversions than AWD converted Foci. It's easier and cheaper.
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There a dozen comments about zero extra horsepower. Really? Are you that Naive? There's conflicting articles out there about 300+ or 252 hp. Someone posted the base stats for the ST. Get over it and read all the information out there.


The shelby website lists it as 252 HP.

http://www.shelbyamerican.com/2013shelbyfocus.asp

why don't you read all the information out there before you make an out of yourself. I have included a few articles for your reading pleasure...

http://blog.caranddriver.com/2013-sh...oit-auto-show/

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Three months down the road, Shelby plans to introduce a package that will up horsepower by 30 to 50 ponies.
http://www.autoweek.com/article/2013...ROIT/130119903

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based on the high-performance Ford Focus ST. It has the stock Focus ST turbocharged engine that makes 252 hp
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/15/s...-detroit-2013/

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Shelby does mention a tuning option that will increase the engine's 252-horsepower output to more than 300, although no pricing is mentioned
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...roit-auto-show

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Shelby still quotes the stock Focus ST’s 252-horsepower rating
http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...190908959.html

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With the standard Focus ST producing around 250 hp, Shelby American is in the process of finalizing a performance kit that will boost power between 30-50 ponies, but as of today, the engine (disappointingly) remains unchanged. Still, it’s a strong motor as stock. But a 300 horsepower Focus? Now that sounds interesting.
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Tacky, gaudy and drastically overpriced are three terms that immediately come to mind. They certainly did not do the ST any justice, and as others have noted, the seats look like eBay specials. Carroll must be rolling over in his grave. To me, it looks to be nothing more than a quick money grab by the powers that be at Shelby.
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The shelby website lists it as 252 HP.

http://www.shelbyamerican.com/2013shelbyfocus.asp

why don't you read all the information out there before you make an out of yourself. I have included a few articles for your reading pleasure...
It's SOP for him. Shoulda seen when he asked about strapping on a turbo and manual boost controller to the 2.0 Ti-VCT, w/o tuning support. After we all told him what a REALLY bad idea that was, he got all hurt that we weren't willing to expand the knowledge base with our melted pistons. Then said he didn't really mean it, knew it was a bad idea, etc.... LINK
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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?

I doubt the cars will even be released without the tune, they're simply playing the CYA role until it's finalized what vendor they are going to go through.
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It's SOP for him. Shoulda seen when he asked about strapping on a turbo and manual boost controller to the 2.0 Ti-VCT, w/o tuning support. After we all told him what a REALLY bad idea that was, he got all hurt that we weren't willing to expand the knowledge base with our melted pistons. Then said he didn't really mean it, knew it was a bad idea, etc.... LINK
There's plenty of TUNING support out there, just no ECU TUNING SUPPORT available.

Before people played with ones and zeros, there were plenty of companies that made lots of power simply modifying signals that the ECU saw.

MAF tweekers, check valves, RRFPR's, and many many other options are still out there for people that aren't closed minded enough to take advantage of them.

Forgive me for attempting to open some conversation about actual options for those people on here that whine and moan instead of turning wrenches.
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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?
It's possible. Aftermarket exhausts have been shown to give minimal to no gains over the stock SVT exhaust. Plus without a tune, the ECU might not know how to properly utilize an upgraded exhaust. Or perhaps Borla/Shelby just haven't dyno'd and documented the before/after yet. IIRC the Borla kit is still a work in progress at this point, and hasn't been officially released.
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There's plenty of TUNING support out there, just no ECU TUNING SUPPORT available.

Before people played with ones and zeros, there were plenty of companies that made lots of power simply modifying signals that the ECU saw.

MAF tweekers, check valves, RRFPR's, and many many other options are still out there for people that aren't closed minded enough to take advantage of them.

Forgive me for attempting to open some conversation about actual options for those people on here that whine and moan instead of turning wrenches.
Links to this "plenty of TUNING support" for the 2.0 Ti-VCT?

There, you have now opened a dialog. Feel free to contribute meaningful information.
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