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Old 05-29-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Ford Racing to release the ST-R for Would-be Racers


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http://www.fifteen52.us/project-st/p...attan-raceway/

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For those of you not familiar with the ST-R program, here’s how Ford Racing breaks it down: The Focus ST-R race car concept is a dramatic example of Ford’s global approach to product development. This concept vehicle, powered by the sophisticated 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine, is the first to benefit from a collaborative effort of Ford and Ford racers from around the world who have experience building and racing Focus – successfully! The result of this teamwork is a global racing platform – highlighted by a common body and a safety cage built to FIA regs – a competitive platform that can be tailored for regional competition, based on local rules. The Focus ST-R race car concept is built with U.S. racing specs in mind. Ford Racing will design and engineer a complete – and competitive – Focus ST-R race car that will be available for purchase by those wishing to compete with a Focus in professional and amateur road racing classes. When introduced, the Focus ST-R customer car will be the latest in the family of turn-key race cars from Ford Racing (Mustang FR500C, Mustang FR500S, Mustang Cobra Jet, Boss 302R, Boss 302S). These cars are available from any Ford dealer.



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Old 05-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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I want one... when are they available??? lol
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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I would sell my mk1 for that! Even though I was waiting to get an RS...
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They should already be available IIRC, and they cost about $100k.
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They've been available for a while and start around $92k
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It is not street legal though, so the best you can do to drive it on the road would be to modify a stock ST to that level, but it would likely cost even more to do that than to buy the turn key racer.
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The biggest difference between the two cars (ST & ST-R) are the guts. There's no major power upgrades between the two and I believe the suspension upgrades are available through FR. The major upgrades are electronic controls and how they are tuned to function on the ST-R.

If you gutted a standard ST, upgraded the suspension, lighter wheels and sticky tires, you'd be very close to the ST-R on paper.
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