At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the legendary tuner Shelby American -the brand was founded in California more than half a century ago and, since then, introduced a number of custom-made cars that can be called nothing but iconic (like, really iconic: people actually worship them)- has revealed a souped-up version of the 2013 Ford Focus ST hot hatch. Although not as exciting as their 2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR and clearly not offering anything groundbreaking in term of available maximum power or acceleration time, the new 2013 Shelby Focus ST Limited Edition brings you a nice design package with custom interior and some other enhancements.
German tuning specialist Loder1899 that usually specializes on much more expensive British beasts made by Jaguar and Aston Martin, has released an upgrade program for the much humbler Ford Focus RS 300hp performance hatchback. Its desire to jump on the RS tuning bandwagon is easy to understand. While the new vehicle is not as exclusive, it is so popular among younger enthusiasts that it will possibly give the German brand more exposure (and hopefully more orders) than the two aforementioned brands combined.
At the end of July, Ford Europe will officially present its 2nd-gen 2009 Ford Focus RS super-hot performance hatchback. Compared to the current EU-spec 2008 Ford Focus, the upcoming sports car features a more aggressive body kit with lowered ground clearance, a triangular air-vent in the front fenders and, of course, a huge air intake in the front bumper that will allow better cooling of its powerful 2.5-liter engine equipped with a huge Borg Warner K16 turbocharger.
The 2007 Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet was presented at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.