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Old 03-27-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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SVT & Euro ST Chat?

As I was browsing this Thread I noticed the title, SVT & Euro ST Chat?
As did a quick search & I hardly found Euro ST stuff...

Could this be because some Euro St owners don't equate their cars w/ the North American cars? In various Euro focus forums, they seem to make fun of our lack of the euro spec ST, or other focus models here.

This is fueled by our interest in the Euro ST - A pretty cool car (i might add)!

In North America the Focus, even the SVT, is an affordable car, within reach of most people. It is not by any means (in stock) form the highest performance machine we can buy in the (North American) market.

On the other hand... the Focus in Europe is seen not as an entry car, as it is here, the ST is one of the highest performance machine many Ford dealers will ever sell in many Euro markets (if they do carry it).

Here, we can buy a regular (cheap) Focus and spend $$$ in some mods and have a pretty cool & gr8 performing Focus - for a lot less than an Euro ST. (As seen is the many focuses around this forum)

Any way my question is...

Are there similarities in the both models the SVT & Euro ST?
I know suspension is similar, the 2.0 Zetec (2.5 Duratec on ST) was developed by Cosworth...what else?


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"ST" in this forum is referencing the ST170, which is essentially the same car as the SVT.
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Just to clarify:
Ford Focus SVT(us) and ST170(eu) are the mk1 focuses and are almost the same, as mentioned above.
Ford Focus ST is mk2 2.5 Turbo Duratec and I doubt it shares something similar with mk1 SVT or ST170.
BTW the forthcoming Focus RS should be an interesting car with 300hp stock. But I doubt they will be sold in USA also.
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Just to clarify:
Ford Focus SVT(us) and ST170(eu) are the mk1 focuses and are almost the same, as mentioned above.
Ford Focus ST is mk2 2.5 Turbo Duratec and I doubt it shares something similar with mk1 SVT or ST170.
BTW the forthcoming Focus RS should be an interesting car with 300hp stock. But I doubt they will be sold in USA also.
We know.

Before 2005, the ST170 was typically referred to as the "Focus ST." That's why this forum says "SVT and Euro ST chat."
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I got it... I automaticaly ass u me d that this was refering to the 2005 - newer ST.
which is not related to the SVT or other US Focus... Thanks Ford

I was under the impression that the SVT was stricly a us market car made by SVT. I remember reading an article by the SVTOA - where Jonh Colletti was boasting how they developed the car...
- Was it a co-op job between SVT and Euro... or how did it come about... any1 know?

The New RS looks promising :) doesn't?
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The SVT Focus was developed by SVT and Cosworth, and released in the US as the SVT Focus, and the rest of the world as the ST170, at the same time.
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The SVT Focus was developed by SVT and Cosworth, and released in the US as the SVT Focus, and the rest of the world as the ST170, at the same time.
Good old Jon Colletti wasn't lying!

Every day I check this Forum I learn something new! Thanks...
...I was just checking some of the other posts I've been posting and I came across this history & specs on the ST170. Do the specs look familiar ?

http://www.stownersclub.com/models/st170.htm
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LOL yep... same car.
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