In these moments, my partner David Villarreal is coming back to Spain, after travelling to the Alpes-Maritimes French. This heavenly enclave of the Costa Azul has traveled to test the new generation Ford Focus ST, the fourth generation of the compact sports Ford. This Ford Focus sport comes with an arsenal of technological new bill, focused to make even more effective the driving experience, with resources such as a spike-heeled machine, or a new limited-slip differential. We will check to see if this Ford Focus ST delivers on what it promises, and can aspire to the coveted throne of the compact sports.
When Ford announced to us the launch of the Ford Focus ST it was accompanied by a series of images, in which we showed a car sporty, but maybe not as “badass” as the previous generation. Although its design does not deviate too much from that of a Ford Focus with finish ST Line, has several exclusive details. Subtle details that differentiate it from other Focus, and that make it more compatible with the day-to-day, less flashy and more discreet. Now, under its skin there is a mechanical turbo 280 HP, which makes the Ford Focus ST fastest of all time.
The Ford Focus ST will be available with diesel engines – a 2.0 EcoBlue 190 HP – and a practice body family.
It is a car capable of doing 0 to 100 km/h in only 5.7 seconds, with a top speed standing at 250 km/h. It is as fast as a Honda Civic Type R in the sprint to 100 km/h and should aguantarle in kind in the curves. While the Honda is a machine 100% focused on the effectiveness pure, the Ford Focus ST has a character much more versatile. Account with a chassis adaptive damping hardness variable and several driving modes, suited to the traffic jam of the morning as for a trackday. In addition, the Ford Focus ST has several tricks up its sleeve.
One of them is a system of spike-heeled auto, new in the C-segment. We will help keep beats high, with a spike-heeled the level of the best pilot – it is only available in the ST manual shifting, of course. It also has a Launch Control, but without a doubt, their biggest differentiator is a limited-slip differential. A limited-slip mechanical called eLSD, developed by Borg-Warner, electronically controlled, by means of hydraulic clutch. Its operation and how it affects the dynamics of the car tells it David Villarreal in his making contact with the car.
In the future there should be a Ford Focus RS, an even more radical and sporty.
On these lines we leave the video of the new Ford Focus ST, a car that we already have prices for the Spanish market: starts in 35.150 euros in your version of petrol, five doors and manual gearbox.