Tanner Foust joins Cobb Tuning for Foust Edition Ford Focus STWed, 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Professional wheelman Tanner Foust is teaming up with Cobb Tuning to create the Tanner Foust Edition Ford Focus ST. The car will go on sale later this year.
Loosely based on the concept unveiled at the SEMA show in November, the car will be upgraded with a custom ECU calibration -- by Cobb, of course -- and an intercooler, intake, exhaust and suspension components. Output will grow to 300 hp, up from 252. Torque goes up to 380 lb-ft, from 270.
“Cobb Tuning gave us the opportunity to bring its well-respected expertise to a new platform and make a package that was very affordable to the first-time performance car buyer,” said Foust.
The Tanner Foust Edition will also feature carbon-fiber aerodynamics accessories, a custom grille, graphics, and a wheel and tire package. The components will be offered as a package and sold individually. The car will be sold at Ford dealerships and from Cobb Tuning.
Cobb is known for its work with turbocharged motors, and does much of its work with Subaru, Mazda and BMW. It saw Ford's EcoBoost as a new opportunity.
“I've been a fan of hot hatches since I was a kid living in Scotland,” said Foust. “This special edition Focus ST is what happens when I get to take an already great hot hatch and push its performance limits to make it exactly what I wanted as a kid and what I would like to drive on the street.”
Cobb is also working on a Tanner Foust Fiesta ST, which will debut at SEMA this fall. The website, foustedition.com, will detail the rest of the specs and pricing starting in April.
By Jake Lingeman