2012 Ford Focus ST-R review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 15 December 2011 , 16:12:00 byAngela

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Ford Focus ST-R

Ford released a new concept car, the Focus ST-R that features a 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine. The model will be available for purchase by those wishing to compete with a Focus in professional and amateur road racing classes. For the power it produces, it need some good brakes and this is why, the carmaker offered 320 mm front brakes with 2-piece rotors and race pads, production rear brakes with race pads and Ford ABS with unique Ford Racing calibration. On the outside it features a body kit specially made for the 2012 Focus ST, brake cooling ducts and hood pins. On the inside it has lightweight wiring harnesses, Recaro Pro Racer HANS racing seats, Ford racing short throw shifter Ford racing fire suspension system, driver safety nets, a steering wheel with a quick release and specially made carbon fiber center panel with switches.

Focus ST-R



The Focus ST-R race car concept is a dramatic example of Ford's global approach to product development. This concept vehicle, powered by the sophisticated 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine, is the first to benefit from a collaborative effort of Ford and Ford racers from around the world who have experience building and racing Focus - successfully! The result of this teamwork is a global racing platform - highlighted by a common body and a safety cage built to FIA regs - a competitive platform that can be tailored for regional competition, based on local rules.The Focus ST-R race car concept is built with U.S. racing specs in mind.


Throughout 2011, Ford Racing will design and engineer a complete - and competitive - Focus ST-R race car that will be available for purchase by those wishing to compete with a Focus in professional and amateur road racing classes. When introduced, the Focus ST-R customer car will be the latest in the family of turn-key race cars from Ford Racing (Mustang FR500C, Mustang FR500S, Mustang Cobra Jet, Boss 302R, Boss 302S). These cars are available from any Ford dealer.



Powertrain


  • Ford Racing custom exhaust
  • Ford Racing engine calibration
  • Ford Racing high capacity radiator
  • Ford Racing clutch
  • Ford Racing oil to air oil cooler
  • Remote oil filter
  • 6-speed manual transmission with Ford Racing limited-slip differential


Chassis


  • Seam-welded steel unibody with integrated FIA certified safety cage.
  • Structural perofrmance: over 20,000 lb.-ft/degree (torsional)


Front Suspension


  • AST performance coilover adjustable dampers
  • Adjustable camber plates
  • Ford Racing upgraded sway bar with adjustable end links
  • Upgraded bushings


Rear Suspension


  • AST performance adjustable dampers
  • Control-blade multilink rear suspension
  • Ford Racing upgraded sway bars with adjustable end links
  • Upgraded bushings


Brakes


  • Front brakes 320 mm with 2-piece rotors and race pads
  • Production rear brakes with race pads
  • Ford ABS with unique Ford Racing calibration


Wheels & Tires


  • 18" BBS CF 1 piece cast alloy wheel (Anthracite)
  • Hoosier 225/40-18 R6 race tires


Fuel System


  • ATL 18 gallon fuel cell with custom single dry break system


Exterior


  • 2012 Focus ST body kit
  • Brake cooling ducts
  • Hood pins


Interior


  • Ford Racing lightweight wiring harnesses
  • Recaro Pro Racer HANS racing Seat
  • AIM MXL Pista GPS based data system
  • Ford Racing short throw shifter
  • Ford Racing fire suppression system
  • Ford Racing 6-point safety harness
  • Ford Racing driver safety nets
  • Ford Racing steering wheel with quick release
  • Custom carbon fiber center panel with switches