2004 Ford Focus SVT Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, & Test Drive
Meet the current Focus ST's dad, the original SVT Focus. Often a forgotten model in the Focus line-up, it was really ahead of its time back in the early 2000's. Today, this models interior really hasn't aged well in our eyes, but the exterior styling and driving dynamics still impress. If you happen to find one of these rare vehicles on the used car market, snatch it up while you can.
SVT Focus Chasing a Vintage BMW Race Car
To me, this is the quintessential lapping day experience -- my car running well, chasing a car of comparable capability on a sunny summer afternoon at the track. Would have been nice to have my R-compounds on, but very fun nonetheless. It does not get much better than this for me at a lapping day.
This was probably either a BMW 1600 or 2002 (did not check it in the paddock), but in any event, body was definitely from that that era of vehicle (60s to 70s). BUT: No telling what is under the hood at this point.
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Beginning Summer 2012 (UK)/late 2012 in the US, Ford will offer a new performance-oriented hot hatch Focus ST, as first revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and then at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show when more details were announced, including the availability of an estate version for European markets, and the possibility of a sports sedan version for North American markets.
The ST features a new, more aggressive exterior design, including a redesigned front bumper with larger air intakes and grille, larger rear wing, wider side sills, center exit Exhaust, and alloy wheels. Inside, the car receives a trio of additional gauges mounted in the dashboard, faux-carbon fiber trim, and sport seats with body colored inserts and stitching. The car will be offered three trim options: ST1, ST2 and ST3; the same three options that were available with the MkII ST. Differences between the US and European models besides the lack of the wagon model outside Europe and Federally-required amber side reflectors are limited to paint and trim; Euro ST1s get all-cloth Recaro seats while North American ones use the same seats as the 2012 SE Sport Package, red seat accents are not available on North American ST2s; silver paint is available on US-built cars only. Red is the only exterior color included in the base price in Europe while yellow is the only extra-cost color in the US.
The ST will use a 247 hp (184 kW) & 340 N·m (250 lb·ft) version of the 4-cylinder 2.0L EcoBoost engine, a gain of 25 hp above the previous Focus ST which used a larger 2.5L 5-cylinder engine. It is resultantly estimated that the ST will reach 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds, while its top speed will be 248 kilometres per hour (154 mph). Compared to the previous ST, the new model has the same 0 to 100 km/h time and has a 2 mph higher top speed. Another significant improvement is weight; the new car is 30 kilograms (66 lb) lighter than its 5-cylinder powered predecessor.
The ST will feature in the remake of the film The Sweeney, coming out in September 2012. Ford gave six ST-badged Focuses to the production team.
Following the merger of Ford's North American Special Vehicle Team (SVT), the European TeamRS and the Australian FPV divisions to the development of Ford's global performance vehicles, Ford's Advanced Product Creation and Performance Vehicles director Hermann Salenbauch announced that the decision to sell Ford Focus RS/SVT to North America depends on feedback from the media and customers. However, the product would only appear 2 years after the release of the third generation Focus models. On August 4, 2011 Ford's global boss for small cars, Gunnar Herrmann, revealed to magazine Drive that the third iteration of the hot-hatch was in the works. New RS will be FWD with more than 305 hp (227 KW) which will be transferred to the road with so-called 'Revoknuckle' suspension. The new RS is expected in late 2013 or 2014 both in Europe, North America and the rest of the world.
Ford Focus ST Fusion Audio Pimped. Start Dodge Challenger SRT. HD Video. Media Markt Hengelo.
Ford Focus ST bomvol met Fusion Audio. Een pracht auto. En een vette Dodge Challenger SRT V8 wordt gestart, luister naar het motorgeluid. Korte blik op de Peugeot 206 met vleugeldeuren van Fusion Audio. HD Video. Media Markt Hengelo autoshow.
Beautiful English Ford Focus ST full with Fusion Audio equipment. Also a Dodge Challenger SRT V8 is started. Listen to the engine sound. Short glimp on the Peugeot 206 with Wing doors. Peugeot with Fusion Audio. All to see at Media Markt Hengelo NL. HD video.
Ford Focus ST vs Mazdaspeed3! - Head 2 Head Episode 28
The 2013 Ford Focus ST is undefeated in Head 2 Head match-ups and the 2013 Mazdaspeed3 has high hopes of being the first to dethrone Ford's hot hatch. After some road loops & a torque steer battle, pro racer & Motor Trend hot shoe Randy Pobst hitches a ride with Carlos Lago at Streets of Willow. Does the Mazda have the chops to take down the Focus? Join Carlos and Randy as they find out!
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2003 SVT Focus at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit 04-2007
A compilation of video and photos from my first time on track at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit just outside Tulsa, OK in April 2007.
My fastest lap of the day was a 1:38.627, but unfortunately I don't have that lap in this clip. I was happy with that time since the engine is bone stock in the SVT Focus and I was running on Falken Azenis RT615 tires at that event.