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Ford puts the 2012 Focus ST through its paces

Tue, 10 May 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Ford product gurus are hard at work flogging prototypes of the 2012 Focus ST on challenging roads around the world in preparation of the hot hatch's launch next year.

The car debuted in concept guise at the Paris motor show and is the halo of the new Ford Focus lineup, packing 246 hp from a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine paired with a six-speed manual. Ford released shots of the Focus ST in light camouflage today as it tries to build momentum for the sporty addition to its small-car lineup.

We've already seen the car, but these are testing shots. Ford says about 60 prototypes are pounding the pavement at the N


By Greg Migliore