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Carroll Shelby International tunes the Focus ST

By PetrolHead on 17 Jan 2013

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A division of Carroll Shelby International recently unveiled the tuned Focus ST at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The new Focus ST has laid the perfect platform for the rebirth of the front wheel driven turbocharged four cylinder Shelby. The latest ‘pocket-rocket’ was to be built by the iconic Shelby himself – who unfortunately passed away before completing the project.

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The Shelby Focus ST was designed in the Shelby skunkworks and tested extensively at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The front wheel driven Shelby Focus ST is a driver-focused performance hatchback.

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New Ford Racing suspension lowers the car while the wheels and tires improve grip and traction. The bigger Shelby spec brakes improves the stopping power while the unique Shelby/Borla exhaust provides a worth soundtrack.

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Inside, the car has a bespoke Shelby branded interior, including a Shelby shifter and Shelby CSM badging. Users can distinguish the Shelby from stock Focus ST’s with functional hood vents, hydro-carbon front and rear grille inserts, Shelby lettering and rear Hydro-carbon spoiler.

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Three visual graphics packages are offered - Shelby stripes, Shelby checkered flag splash or competition graphics. Under the hood, Shelby American adds stylish hydro-carbon components and is developing an optional performance tune expected to significantly increase horsepower.

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The 2013 Shelby Focus ST post-title package begins at $14,995 not including the Ford Focus ST and will be limited to 500 per model year.

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PetrolHead
Written by PetrolHead
A passionate motoring enthusiast since little, Akram's articles gives alternative insights on the latest motoring news.



 
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