Visit http://OctaneReport.com for more. We speak with Jost Capito, Director of Global Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Business Development at Ford Motor Co., about the new turbocharged 2012 Ford Focus ST and Ford's racing plans for it. Head of SVT, RS, and all Ford racing, Capito has worked at BMW, Porsche, and Sauber F1.
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NASCAR V8 Powered Toyota Camry Coupe
Visit http://OctaneReport.com for more. RK Collection's Toyota Camry NASCAR
Edition. Powered by a swapped TRD NASCAR V8 engine, Venza rear suspension,
and Lexus SC430 rear pumpkin, the Camry also has a custom sheet metal
two-door coupe body. Toyota reps claim that it runs fully.
Chevy Cruze Wins Every Championship in 2010 WTCC
Visit http://OctaneReport.com for more. At the 2010 Macau Grand Prix,
Chevrolet tied up the 2010 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) with the
manufacturers' title. Chevy Cruze driver Yvan Muller also took the drivers'
2012 Fiat 500 Debuts in US
Visit http://OctaneReport.com for more. The Fiat brand is returning to the
US with the 2012 Fiat 500, an Italian front wheel drive compact competitor
to the Mini Cooper.
FSWERKS Ford Focus Turbo at Buttonwillow Raceway
Speed Ventures had an event on Jan 29-30 2011. FSWERKS attended Saturday
1/29/11 for some track testing of new performance parts on the car. We were
more than pleased with the results of the upgrades since last time on the
Fully Built 2.3L Duratec Engine
FSWERKS turbo Kit w/ Garrett GT3076R turbo
FSWERKS 3" turbo Back Exhaust
Easy Button (Extra Boost)
Tuned by Randy at FSWERKS on 91 Octane
H&R Street Coil-Over Kit
SPC Rear Camber Bolts
FSWERKS Race Front Camber Plates
FSWERKS Stress Bars: Upper Front, Lower Front
FSWERKS Custom Rollcage
Exedy Hypersingle Clutch Kit
Wheels Tires & Brakes -
Team Dynamics PR 1.2 (17x9)
Hankook Ventus Z214 (245/40/17)
Brembo Big Brake Kit (Front)
SVT Rear Brake Kit
APR Performance Rear Spoiler
FSWERKS Custom Front Splitter
320whp - 11.5 psi
370whp - 15.5 psi w/ Easy Button
Ford Focus RS500 Supersprint Exhaust
Ford Focus RS500 2.5i 2010
Catback Supersprint Exhaust:
- Cod. 855413 - Centre Pipe / Tubo Centrale
- Cod. 825504 - "Racing" Rear Exhaust
/ Scarico Posteriore "Racing"
- Cod. 825514 - Endpipes Kit R.+L. 120mm / Uscite tonde Dx+Sx 120mm
Maha 4x4 Rolling Road Max 800 Hp
Ford Focus Crash Test
FIlmed at Millbrook Proving Ground in their crash test lab using a psc unit
and mulitple high speed cameras shooting at 1000fps for the crash.
Ford Focus ST High Performance Revealed at Paris Motor Show - GTchannel
http://gtchannel.com for more car videos. The next-generation Ford Focus
range -- including a new, high-performance flagship model -- is the star
attraction in Ford Motor Company's display at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Global reveal of new high-performance Ford Focus ST planned for Paris,
joining the first worldwide display of full production-ready range of Focus
body styles; 250 PS Focus ST to launch in 2012 • New Mondeo and C-MAX
ranges on show • Ford accelerates efforts to reduce CO2 emissions with
high-efficiency ECOnetic technologies and Electrification feature displays
• Alan Mulally and Stephen Odell unveil the next-generation Focus family
on Ford stand at Paris
Track Test: TOYOTA CAMRY NASCAR EDITION
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/bmuhfn8
When you want to draw strong connections between your NASCAR efforts and
your street cars, there's no better way to do it than to build a show
stopping custom. And when you're a company like Toyota, the end result is a
stunning Camry that packs NASCAR-levels of horsepower in a gorgeous
2-door coupe body. Built in cooperation with TRD, the experts here at RK
Motors drew on some pretty impressive fabrication skills to create the
Toyota Camry NASCAR Edition you see here.
Similarities to the full-race Camry you see racing on the big ovals every
Sunday are not mere coincidence. The exterior shell of the vehicle is a
custom 2010 Camry two-door coupe, fabricated entirely in steel by RK
Motors' Charlotte expert metalsmiths. Using the body as a canvas, we
installed several racecar features including a custom NASCAR-inspired body
kit, Toyota grill, carbon fiber brake ducts with fog lights, and TRD
emblems. Other trick details include the NASCAR-style side Exhaust system, carbon fiber rear-view mirrors,
and that faired-in deck lid spoiler. The paint job is a show-quality
two-tone that emphasizes the car's muscular shape.
Underneath the exterior shell lives a powerful TRD NASCAR V8 engine that
displaces 358 cubic inches and delivers a cackling 680 horsepower. And yes, before
you ask, the engine is fuel injected, not carbureted, and uses
distributorless ignition to light the fires. Making it street friendly
meant adding A/C, power steering, and a reliable serpentine belt system,
which makes this car as comfortable as a stock Camry in the day-to-day
grind. Looking at the detailing throughout the under hood area, it's
awfully hard to remember that this is a hand-built car, not something off a
The engine is mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission with a Ram
dual-disc street clutch. With a deep overdrive, the potent engine is
capable of pushing the slippery shape of the street car deep into NASCAR
territory. Shocks are single-adjustable race pieces with coil-overs. The
high performance of the NASCAR Camry can be heard through a custom
three-inch Exhaust with X-pipe, Thrush
mufflers, Quicktime performance cut out, custom side Exhaust tips and high temperature turbo Black coating. The car sits on 20-inch TSW
Jarama wheels wearing Michelin Pilot tires.
Inside, The NASCAR Camry is far more luxurious and comfortable than its
NASCAR relatives, and includes such niceties as a full-sized rear seat. The
two-tone leather ties in with the exterior paint scheme, and shows no signs
of wear. The dashboard and steering wheel are production pieces, while a
billet shifter and SPEK gauges by Proparts mounted above the center stack
give it a high-performance look. Comfort is enhanced with air conditioning
provided by Vintage Air, and for added safety a four-point roll cage was
installed. Other details that give it an OEM feel are little details like
the trunk and fuel door release on the floor, the overhead lighting, and
power windows and locks. A Pioneer DVE receiver with navigation was
selected, while Boston Acoustics supplied the amps and speakers. Together,
these components are able to counter the throaty sound of the engine and
deliver crisp, clear performance that you'll have to hear to believe.
The Toyota Camry NASCAR Edition is fast, comfortable, and fully sorted,
with a ton of easily recognized DNA running through its veins. It showcases
both RK Motors' design/build capabilities and Toyota's significant
commitment to success in NASCAR. Look for it in the TRD display at many of
the major auto shows during 2011.
All new Ford Focus ST 2012
The 2012 Ford Focus ST is being developed for worldwide markets, with the
vehicle targeted for launch in 2012. This will be the first time Ford has
produced one of it's highly regarded high-performance models for a global
audience. Powering Focus ST is a high-output derivative of the efficient
new 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost I-4
engine. The new Focus ST features a highly distinctive sports exterior,
providing significant functional and aerodynamic benefits and clearly
differentiating ST from other models in the new Focus family.
2012 Ford Focus ST
See the 2012 Focus ST - Ford's first global performance car, promising
European ST specification for the North American market. The new 250hp 2.0L
turbo engine and six-speed FWD
transmission should provide great performance, while the sporting exterior
and Recaro interior will make it a good looking choice for hot hatch buyers
Ford Focus RS tuning by Wolf racing
You want more power for your Fous RS? Wolf Racing to the rescue! They
modified the hothatch and gave it 360hp and 559 Nm!
High-res via http://www.abhd.nl/video/ford-focus-rs-clubsport/
2013 Ford Focus ST
A new Ford.
The covers finally came off the production version of the dramatic new
Focus ST five-door at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, revealing the
performance car that enthusiasts around the globe are waiting for.
European customers can also choose a stylish wagon version of the Focus ST,
which will launch alongside the five-door model in 2012.
The Focus ST is Ford's first truly global performance car, building on the
heritage of previous Focus ST models in Europe and evolving it to allow
drivers around the world to experience and enjoy the exhilarating
performance, unrivaled handling, addictive sound and muscular sports design
that the ST badge represents.
With innovative design and technology throughout, the new Focus ST will be
more powerful and surprisingly fuel efficient, raising the bar once again
when it comes to handling too. For drivers who want refinement for everyday
use but with exhilarating performance on tap, the passion, enthusiasm and
expertise of Ford's Global Performance Vehicles group shines through and
makes the new Focus ST the most rewarding and obvious choice.
For global customers, Focus ST is powered by the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, which offers an uncompromising
mix of performance and efficiency. Ford's lightweight, all-aluminum EcoBoost engines provide the power of a
larger engine in a fuel-efficient smaller displacement, utilising three key
High pressure direct injection, low-inertia turbocharging and Twin-independent Variable Cam
Timing (Ti-VCT) all help to create an advanced combustion system which
brings new levels of performance and fuel efficiency to Ford's petrol
Ford's Global Performance Vehicles group has taken this technology and
developed a 250PS high-output derivative of the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine for Focus ST.
Redesigned intake and Exhaust systems
with unique engine calibration deliver the ideal level of power and
The engine has a maximum output of 250PS and strong torque levels in a
broad, flat torque curve peaking at 360Nm. The responsive torque output, a
trademark of Ford EcoBoost engines,
is maintained despite the impressive peak figures.
Compared to the 2.5-litre, 5-cylinder engine in the previous-generation
European Focus ST, the new 4-cylinder engine offers increased performance,
but its smaller capacity and innovative technology also allow it to be more
The EcoBoost 2.0 in the Focus ST is
expected to cut both CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by more than 20 per
cent from the previous-generation European model when fuel consumption data
"This is the first time we have used a 4-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine in a high performance model and
the results are phenomenal," said Capito. "Drivers will have a lot of power
and torque throughout the rev range to use. For everyday driving, though,
the characteristics of this car will let them drive in a more fuel
efficient way than previously, which is an essential part of the ST's DNA."
Mated to the 2.0-litre engine is a 6-speed manual transmission, which has
specially revised gearing to produce the maximum punch from each throw of
the gear shift. The Global Performance Vehicles group spent significant
attention to detail to ensure the ratio of sixth gear was perfectly in tune
with the Focus ST, giving the driver optimum performance while remaining
long enough to help maintain excellent fuel economy on longer runs.