Ford’s New ‘Flexible’ Hot Hatch

Ford is launching a Focus ST with high-spec adjustable suspension and lighter alloy wheels for increased cornering precision and response.  It has also got a fancy Azura Blue exterior with high gloss black detailing and part-leather Recaro sports seats.

But best of all, the adjustable suspension comes with a special Nürburgring setting.  Ford reckon that this Focus is fine-tuned to optimise balance and control through corners while working hand-in-hand with the vehicle’s high-performance powertrain, the chassis also offers drivers the flexibility to further tailor suspension settings to their specific driving style or environment.

The Focus ST Edition is available to order now, with prices starting at £35,785. 

Why all the fuss over a Ford Focus?  It comes packed with top sporty driving details that will turn any proper driver on, including flow-formed alloy wheels, a hydraulically-activated electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) and selectable Drive Modes, including Track Mode, and the 2.3‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission, for what Ford calls ‘maximum driver engagement’.

“The new Focus ST Edition takes the hot hatchback to a new level of handling precision and control,” said Stefan Muenzinger, Ford Performance manager, Europe. “Not only does it offer increased poise and responsiveness for the enthusiast, but also gives the ability to tailor the feel and handling balance of the car to the customer.”