A souped up version of a 2013 Ford Focus ST has been given the honors of wearing the iconic nameplate, and it wears it well. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder the Shelby Focus ST generates 252 horsepower, and if that’s not enough Ford has a performance tune in the works that could boost output by an additional 30-60 horsepower. A photo gallery of the vehicle can be found online at Motor Trend.
“It’s something small with big power,” said Shelby American president John Luft. “You can certainly embarrass a lot of guys at the track.”
The Focus ST will be the first four-cylinder to adorn the Shelby name since Carroll Shelby himself put turbochargers in them in the 1980s, and his influence is still present in today’s 2013 Ford Shelby Focus ST.
“Carroll’s spirit lives on in every one of the cars we sell,” said Luft. “We produce the most power of any American production vehicle.”