The 2013 Ford Focus ST is a completely new development that, since the halt in production of the old model a couple of years ago, aims to win back ground it has since lost.
It really is all new, sitting on a new chassis and using a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine in place of the characterful old five-pot in the 2005-2010 model.
Three grades are available, mirroring the original Focus ST range from 2005. ST, ST-2 and ST-3 all share a healthy common core of kit including sublime Recaro seats that offer just about the perfect balance between comfort and support.
Model Focus ST
Engine 2.0-litre four-cyl turbo
Transmission Six-speed manual, FWD
Max power 252bhp @ 5,500rpm
Max torque 366Nm @ 1,750rpm
Top speed 248kph