Monday, September 12, 2011

2012 Ford Focus ST

This is the actual production version we will be getting soon.
The 2.0 Liter Turbo engine will be producing 247hp. Which is about what others are getting these days with a 2.0 Liter Turbo (Except for the 200hp VW engine...)
This is still a front wheel drive car. So there will be limits to how sporty it will be.
I drove the 263hp Mazdaspeed 3 last year, and the amount of torque steer on that car made it about impossible to drive fast.

Let's hope that what Ford calls "Torque steer compensation system" (whatever that is) works on the Focus ST.

We'll see...


Mark Becker said...

Really like the new focus, rented a very premium red one on vacation, there is something really strange they way the automatic shifts. Would hold off considering this very cool car until they work it out.

Sycore said...

I don't really follow the Focus, but didn't it look better before this redesign?

FusioptimaSX said...

I had one as a rental as well. That transmission is absolute garbage. Instead of downshifting as I was merging onto the highway, it decided to shift into neutral. This isn't safe. It's a nice car outside of that (and the smaller cage-like driver's cockpit). The funny thing is that my 07 Focus was getting fixed at the time....couldn't wait to get it back (it's a 5spd too).